A 100 yo man among two BID cases in Sarawak as Kuching’s daily infections increase two-fold

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Sept 4: A 100 years old man in Bau was one of the two Covid-19 brought-in-dead (BID) cases reported in Sarawak today as Kuching’s daily infections have increased two-fold compared to number of cases yesterday.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said the centenarian had high blood pressure.

“Another Covid-19 fatality was a 75-year-old man from Serian who had high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke comorbidities. This brought the State’s death toll to 549,” it said.

On breakdown of daily infections, Kuching reported 1,231 cases, followed by Sibu (323), Bau (125), Betong (110), Mukah (104), Bintulu (100), Lundu (95), Pusa (82), Sri Aman (73), Serian (64), Simunjan (61), Kapit (52), Miri (44), Subis (41), Tatau (28), Selangau (27), Samarahan (25), Kanowit (20), Song (19), Asajaya (16), Lubok Antu (12) and Saratok (10).

The districts recording below 10 daily infections were Belaga (9), Meradong (9), Limbang (8), Tebedu (8), Pakan (7), Beluru (6), Marudi (4), Lawas (3), Sebauh (3), Dalat (2) and Julau (2).

The 2,723 daily infections reported in the State today was the second highest recorded, and the highest number of cases reported was on Sept 2, with a total of 2,992 cases.

At the same time, SDMC disclosed of the total cases reported today, 1,474 cases were screened after having contact to positive cases where 81 were symptomatic.

Another 157 cases involved individuals linked to active clusters where 12 of them were symptomatic.

Additionally, 864 cases were from other screenings in health facilities and 224 from screening of symptomatic individuals.

SDMC further reported four Import B cases involving individuals returning from Sabah.

On the clinical categories, SDMC mentioned that 2,296 cases were in Category 1 of Covid-19 whereby the patients do not develop any symptoms, while there were 427 cases with mild symptoms in Category 2.

On the same day, Sarawak also reported 2,322 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 98,361 or 77.36 per cent.

To date, there are 28,030 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State. — DayakDaily