4 new Covid-19 deaths including 3BIDs as new cases rebound to 90

Covid-19 (file photo).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Dec 9: Sarawak reported four new Covid-19 deaths today including three cases of brought-in-dead (BID).

According to a Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) report, the BIDs were a 77-year-old woman from Betong who had hypertension and diabetes, a 68-year old man from Betong who had hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and heart disease, and a 63-year old man from Sri Aman who had cancer.

They succumbed to Covid-19 on Dec 2 and Dec 6.

The fourth Covid-19 fatality was a 68-year-old man from Samarahan who had hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, chronic kidney disease and heart disease who passed away on Dec 7.

With this, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak has increased to 1,602.

On the other hand, new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak increased to 90 from 55 reported yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the State to 251,501.

SDMC said five out of the 90 new cases were categorised as critical in Category 3, 4 and 5 while the remaining 85 cases were in Category 1 and 2.

Breaking it down, two intubated patients were in Category 5, two patients on breathing support in Category 4, and one patient with pneumonia in Category 3.

There were 39 patients with mild symptoms in Category 2 and 46 patients in Category 1 who were asymptomatic.

By district, Kuching had the most number of new infections with 29 cases followed by Sibu with 13 cases and Serian with 10.

Districts which reported between one and 10 cases were Miri (9), Lawas (4), Sri Aman (3), Bintulu (3), Limbang (3), Samarahan (3), Lundu (2), Dalat (2), Asajaya (2), Bau (1), Bukit Mabong (1), Betong (1), Meradong (1), Subis (1), Sebauh (1), and Lubok Antu (1).

Districts that reported zero new Covid-19 cases were Kanowit, Kapit, Beluru, Julau, Selangau, Sarikei, Tatau, Kabong, Simunjan, Mukah, Pusa, Tanjung Manis, Matu, Daro, Belaga, Telang Usan, Marudi, Saratok, Song, Tebedu and Pakan. — DayakDaily