Cancer patient among three Covid-19 deaths, Sarawak records 245 cases

An infographic showing a summary of the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak today. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information

KUCHING, Nov 21: A 39-year-old cancer patient from Sibu was among the three Covid-19 deaths reported in Sarawak today while the state registered 245 new confirmed cases.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) report, the cancer patient succumbed to Covid-19 on Nov 20.

The other two Covid-19 deaths were a 62-year-old brought-in-dead (BID) woman who had hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia and passed away on Nov 16, as well as a 60-year-old woman who had asthma and died on Nov 20. Both women were from Limbang.

With three additional Covid-19 deaths, the death toll increased to 1,562.

On the other hand, SDMC said there were 245 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Sarawak today, the third consecutive day the number of cases in the state has fallen below the 300 figure.

This brought the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Sarawak to 249,336.

SDMC added five out of the 245 new cases were in Categories 3, 4 and 5.

Breaking it down, Category 5 has two patients who are intubated, Category 4 has two patients on respiratory support, and Category 3 has one patient with pneumonia.

There were 146 Covid-19 patients in Category 2 with mild symptoms and 94 asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in Category 1.

By district, Kuching still reported the most number of new infections across the state but the number of confirmed cases has declined to 70 cases.

This was followed by four other districts with double-digits cases which include Miri (59), Bintulu (21), Sibu (21), and Lawas (15).

Districts which reported less than 10 cases were Kanowit (9), Serian (6), Limbang (6), Pusa (5), Kapit (4), Betong (3), Sarikei (2), Mukah (2), Sri Aman (2), Dalat (2), Selangau (2), Lubok Antu (2), Samarahan (1), Simunjan (1), Lundu (1), Saratok (1), Asajaya (1), Bau (1), Subis (1), Meradong (1), Tebedu (1), Sebauh (1), Tatau (1), Bukit Mabong (1), Marudi (1), and Julau (1).

Districts which reported zero new Covid-19 cases were Matu, Song, Belaga, Kabong, Telang Usan, Beluru, Daro, Pakan, and Tanjung Manis.

Apart from that, no new clusters were identified while no active cluster was declared ended.

With that, there are six active clusters in the state. — DayakDaily