Covid-19: Sarawak reports 12 fatalities including six BID

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

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Sept 6: Sarawak reported 12 Covid-19 fatalities today including six which were brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

According to a report by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the six BID cases comprised four women and two men aged between 42 and 81-years-old. Four were from Pusa and there was one from Serian and Kuching respectively.

The other six fatalities involved five women and one man aged 64 to 86 from Kuching, Bintulu, Sibu, Song and Sri Aman.

With this, the overall Covid-19 death toll in Sarawak has increased to 576.

Today, Sarawak reported 3,714 new Covid-19 cases, the second highest daily total since the Covid-19 pandemic began and one day after reporting an all-time record high of 3,747 Covid-19 cases yesterday.

SDMC said 87.53 per cent or 3,251 cases out of the 3,714 new cases reported were classified as Category 1 or asymptomatic, 12.36 per cent or 459 cases were categorised as Category 2 or cases with mild symptoms, 0.05 per cent or two cases were in Category 3 with lung infection, and 0.05 per cent or two cases were in Category 5 with lung infection and on ventilator support.

There were also four Import B cases comprising three cases from Sabah and one from Kuala Lumpur.

By district, Kuching maintained top position with 1,765 new cases recorded, followed by Samarahan with 358 cases, Sibu (276), Bintulu (158) and Asajaya (121).

Districts which reported double-digit gains comprise Selangau with 98 cases, Sri Aman (92), Serian (80), Song (75), Miri (72), Betong (71), Simunjan (68), Mukah (61), Tatau (53), Kapit (49), Subis (43), Belaga (41), Kanowit (40), Bau (36), Lubok Antu (32), Meradong (21), Saratok (20), Limbang (18), Pusa (16), and Dalat (11).

Districts which reported single digits cases were Sarikei with nine cases, Lundu (6), Tebedu (5), Lawas (4), Matu (4), Pakan (3), Beluru (3), Sebauh (3), Daro (1) and Julau (1).

Overall, 35 districts reported new cases and five districts reported zero Covid-19 cases.

With the 3,714 new cases reported, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 134,612.

Apart from that, there were 2,209 Covid-19 patients reported recovered and discharged from health facilities, bringing overall recoveries to 76.02 per cent or 102,333 cases out of the total cases reported.

There are still 31,482 Covid-19 patients being treated for Covid-19 throughout the State with 70 of them in Intensive Care Units (ICU)s and 22 requiring intubation. — DayakDaily