47-year-old Kuching man with no known illness latest BID amid Sarawak’s 648 new Covid-19 cases

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KUCHING, April 1: A 47-year-old Kuching man with no history of illness was the sole brought-in-dead (BID) case among four Covid-19 fatalities reported between March 28 and 31 in Sarawak.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its latest update on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that Kuching logged two deaths involving an 83-year-old man and a 95-year-old woman, and one death in Bintulu involving a 75-year-old woman.

All the three Covid-19 victims had some forms of morbidity including hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart disease and diabetes.

Meanwhile, Sarawak also confirmed 648 new Covid-19 cases today, with Kuching maintaining a three-digit increase at 243 cases.

Nine districts recorded a double-digit increase in cases namely Miri and Bintulu (74 cases each), Sibu (58), Bau (25), Samarahan (24), Sarikei (20), Subis (15), while Sri Aman and Pusa registered 12 cases each.

A total of 25 districts registered single digit cases – Serian (9); Asajaya and Saratok (8 each); Mukah (7); Belaga and Tebedu (6 each); Simunjan, Lundu, Limbang and Matu (5 each); Betong (4); Daro (3); Marudi, Meradong, Kapit, Kanowit, Selangau, Telang Usan and Sebauh (2 each); while Lubok Antu, Lawas, Tatau, Song, Pakan and Beluru reported one case each.

Of the new cases, nine are in severe conditions with two under Category 3 and are suffering from pneumonia, five under Category 4 coming back with pneumonia and requiring oxygen therapy, while two under Category 5 with pneumonia and requiring ventilator support.

There are a total of 362 cases under Category 2 with mild symptoms and 277 cases under Category 1 with no symptoms.

The latest figures had pushed the overall State Covid-19 tally to 298,989 and death toll to 1,688 cases.

Currently, there are seven active clusters in Sarawak with none registering any increase in cases. — DayakDaily