Bintulu man in 30s with no history of illness among 3 new Covid-19 deaths as Sarawak logs 882 new cases

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KUCHING, March 29: A 35-year-old man from Bintulu with no history of medical conditions was among three new Covid-19 deaths reported today as Sarawak logged 828 new daily cases.

The latest figures thus pushed the State’s overall Covid-19 tally to 296,728 and death toll to 1,681.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in an update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that the second Covid-19 fatality was a brought-in-dead (BID) case involving an 87-year-old man from Kuching with diabetes and required assistance with daily living.

The third deceased was a 67-year-old man from Serian with morbidities of diabetes, heart diseases, chronic kidney disease and cancer.

As for new infections by district, Kuching continued to top the case count with 319 cases, followed by Bintulu with 106 cases.

Nine districts saw a double-digit increase in cases, namely Miri (85); Sibu (55); Samarahan (52); Serian (33); Bau (21); Sarikei (16); Sri Aman and Betong (15 each); and Limbang (11).

A total of 25 districts registered single-digit gains with Mukah, Saratok, Tebedu and Subis (7 cases each); Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Kabong and Dalat (6 cases each); Marudi, Song, Meradong and Pusa (5 cases each); Pakan (4); Matu, Kapit, Lundu, Tatau and Sebauh (3 cases each); Asajaya and Daro (2 cases each); while Lawas, Julau, Kanowit, Beluru and Selangau has one case each.

Of the new cases reported, there were 11 in critical categories, with five under Category 5 with pneumonia and requiring ventilator support, two under Category 4 with pneumonia and requiring oxygen therapy, and four under Category 3 with pneumonia.

There were 531 cases under Category 2 with mild symptoms and 286 cases under Category 1 with no symptoms.

Currently, Sarawak has seven active clusters, none of which picked up additional cases today. — DayakDaily