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KUCHING, Sept 20: Sarawak reports eight new Covid-19 deaths including one brought-in-dead (BID) case today while the State registers 3,619 new cases of coronavirus.
However, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said all the eight victims died between September 14 and 18.
One victim each died on September 14 to September 17 while there were four deaths reported on September 18.
Out of the eight fatalities, three were from Kuching, two from Sri Aman including one BID and one each from Bintulu, Sarikei and Miri.
The youngest victim was a 39 year-old man from Sri Aman whilst the oldest victim was a 97 year-old man from Bintulu.
With eight new casualties, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak has increased to 697 persons.
At the same time, eight out of the 3,619 new cases of Covid-19 in the State were categorised in Category Four and Five with five of them having lung infection and on ventilation.
There were 62.95 per cent or 2,278 cases which were asymptomatic and 36.83 per cent which were having mild symptoms.
The additional 3,619 cases of coronavirus reported has pushed the cumulative confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 183,407.
On the other hand, 39 out of 40 districts in Sarawak reported new Covid-19 cases.
Kuching has the highest number of new cases with 1,021 followed by eight districts with triple digits cases namely Serian with 315 cases, Bintulu (302), Sibu (228), Miri (200), Samarahan (199), Sri Aman (198), Betong (137) and Sarikei (102).
The districts which reported double digits cases include Pusa with 91 cases, Belaga (91), Saratok (83), Kapit (61), Kanowit (58), Subis (56), Asajaya (51), Mukah (50), Bau (50), Limbang (45), Meradong (42), Lubok Antu (36), Simunjan (29), Pakan (23), Tebedu (23), Lundu (18), Julau (18), Tanjung Manis (17), Tatau (15), Song (12) and Beluru (11).
The districts with single digit cases were Lawas with nine cases, Selangau (8), Marudi (6), Matu (5), Bukit Kabong (3), Dalat (2), Sebauh (2), Daro (1) and Telang Usan (1).
There were also four new community clusters of Covid-19 identified while two ended.
With four new clusters formed and two ended, there are 138 active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak out of which 20 active clusters reported 219 new cases of coronavirus. — DayakDaily