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KUCHING, Oct 10: New Covid-19 cases in Sarawak inched up slightly to 1,132 from 1,126 reported yesterday while there were three fatalities including one brought-in-dead (BID).
According to a report from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), 1.24 per cent or 14 cases out of the 1,132 new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak were in Categories Three, Four and Five.
The balance of 98.76 per cent or 1,118 cases were in Categories One and Two.
SDMC disclosed that 80.48 per cent or 911 cases had mild symptoms while 18.29 per cent were asymptomatic.
The cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sarawak has now increased to 224,639.
As for the distribution of cases by district, 35 out of 40 districts in the State reported new Covid-19 cases.
Districts reported triple-digit figures comprised Kuching with 325 cases, Sibu (154) and Miri (137).
This was followed by 15 districts which reported double-digit figures. They are Lawas (68), Bintulu (66), Bau (52), Betong (50), Limbang (39), Mukah (24), Samarahan (24), Simunjan (24), Sarikei (23), Sri Aman (16), Meradong (13), Matu (13), Saratok (12), Daro (11) and Pusa.
The districts which reported single-digit case counts are Lubok Antu (8), Subis (8), Serian (7), Telang Usan (7), Dalat (5), Kanowit (5), Asajaya (4), Selangau (4), Sebauh (4), Kapit (3), Song (3), Kabong (3), Marudi (2), Belaga (2), Julau (2), Pakan (2) and Beluru (1).
Five districts comprising Bukit Mabong, Tanjung Manis, Lundu, Tebedu and Tatau reported zero new Covid-19 cases.
On the other hand, Sarawak reported three deaths involving two men and one woman aged 52, 62 and 87, each passed away on October 2, October 5 and October 8 respectively.
The 52-year-old man from Kuching had hypertension and was BID.
With this, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak has increased to 986. — DayakDaily