8 deaths including 2 BID with 1,339 new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak today

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KUCHING, Oct 8: Sarawak registered eight Covid-19 deaths, including two brought-in-dead (BID) today.

Sarawak’s death toll now stands at 967.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak stated that the deaths occurred between Sept 28 and Oct 6.

The two BID cases were brought in on the same day on Oct 5 to the Sarawak General Hospital.

The deceased were aged between 52 and 80 came from Bintulu, Sibu, Kapit, Sarikei, Kuching and Sri Aman. All of them had comorbidities.

Meanwhile, SDMC also reported 1,339 new Covid-19 positive cases.

The majority of the cases are experiencing mild symptoms under Category 2, which accounted for 1,050 cases or 78.42 per cent of the total cases.

SDMC stated that 268 cases or 20.1 per cent with no symptoms were classified under Category 1 (asymptomatic) while 21 patients or 1.57 per cent were classified as Category 3, 4 and 5.

Under Category 3, there are four patients with pneumonia, followed by six under Category 4 who require oxygen and 11 under Category 5 who need ventilator support.

Kuching remained at the top of the list with triple-digit cases at 431, followed by Miri (179) and Sibu (115).

Districts that recorded double digits cases are Lawas (70), Bintulu (68), Limbang (63), Mukah (39), Sarikei (35), Bau (34), Serian (33), Kanowit (26), Betong (24), Marudi (21), Sri Aman (20), Matu (20), Kapit (17), Daro (15), Samarahan (15), Simunjan (15), Lubok Antu (13), Saratok (10) and Belaga (10).

Areas that recorded single digit cases are Subis (9), Pakan (8), Song (6), Asajaya (6), Pusa (5), Kabong (5), Beluru (5), Lundu (4), Dalat (4), Selangau (3), Bukit Mabong (3), Tebedu (2), Maradong (2), Julau (2) and Tatau (2).

Tanjung Manis, Telang Usan and Sebauh districts did not record any new cases in the last 24-hours. — DayakDaily