Covid-19: Sarawak records 7 fatalities including 3 BID

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

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Sept 7: Sarawak reported seven Covid-19 fatalities including three brought-in-dead (BID) cases today.

According to a report from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), one of the BID cases involved a 36-year-old disabled woman from Bau who did not have any medical history of illness.

The other two BID cases involved a 70-year-old man and 81-year-old woman, both from Pusa and with comorbidities.

Meanwhile, other deaths reported comprised three men and a woman aged between 63 and 79 from Serian, Simunjan, Pakan and Sebauh.

The current Covid-19 death toll 19 in Sarawak now stands at 583.

Sarawak reported a total of 3,200 new Covid-19 cases today, of which 82.28 per cent or 2,633 cases were asymptomatic, 17.47 per cent or 559 cases had mild symptoms and 0.25 per cent or eight cases had lung infections and required ventilator support.

SDMC said there were also six Import B cases comprising four individuals from Sabah and two from Melaka.

Thirty-seven out of 40 districts in Sarawak reported new Covid-19 cases.

Once again, leading the list was Kuching with 805 cases followed by Serian with 630 cases, Sibu (271), Bintulu (211), Samarahan (126), Belaga (123), Betong (119) and Saratok (112).

Tebedu reported 94 cases, Tatau (93), Pusa (80), Miri (63), Pakan (57), Selangau (41), Lubok Antu (38), Kapit (36), Song (34), Bau (33), Asajaya (32), Limbang (31), Mukah (27), Subis (27), Sarikei (26), Simunjan (20), Sri Aman (14), Beluru (13) and Sebauh (13).
Thereafter, Kanowit recorded seven cases, Meradong (6), Lundu (4), Matu (4), Julau (2), Kabong (2), Lawas (2), Bukit Mabong (2), Tanjung Manis (1) and Dalat (1).

With the new cases, the cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sarawak has increased to 137,812.

There were also 1,626 Covid-19 patients reported as recovered, bringing cumulative recoveries to 103,957 cases or 75.43 per cent of the total confirmed cases reported in Sarawak.

A total of 33,049 Covid-19 patients are still being treated in health facilities throughout the State, with 70 patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and 20 patients on respiratory support. — DayakDaily