Dalat, Beluru report zero Covid-19 today, 38 other districts log 2,943 cases

Covid-19 (file photo)

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Sept 26: Only two districts in Sarawak namely Dalat and Beluru recorded zero new Covid-19 cases today while the remaining 38 districts registered a total of 2,943 cases.

The cumulative case number throughout the State, thus, increased to 199,089.

According to a report by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Category One and Two patients with none and mild symptoms took up 99.69 per cent of the total cases or 2,934 cases out of 2,943 cases reported, while nine cases were in the serious categories of Three, Four and Five.

On the breakdown, 38.40 per cent or 1,130 cases were in Category One, 61.30 per cent or 1,804 cases were in Category Two, 0.07 per cent or two cases in Category Three, 0.10 per cent or three cases in Category Four and 0.14 per cent or four cases in Category Five.

In terms of districts, Kuching remained at the top of the list, reporting 810 new cases, followed by Sibu (377), Miri (324), Bintulu (179), Limbang (150), Sri Aman (110), Bau (110), and Samarahan (106).

Other districts that saw double-digit case numbers were Kapit (72), Belaga (62), Mukah (59), Saratok (57), Subis (47), Asajaya (44), Serian (41), Pusa (40), Sebauh (38), Simunjan (37), Lubok Antu (33), Kabong (28), Lawas (25), Meradong (16), Tebedu (13), and Kanowit (12).

The remaining districts with less than 10 new infections included Lundu (9), Pakan (9), Selangau (9), Marudi (6), Julau (6), Song (5), Daro (5), Bukit Mabong (4), Tanjung Manis (3), Tatau (3), Betong (2), Matu (2), and Telang Usan (2).

Meanwhile, Sarawak reported 10 Covid-19 deaths with the fatalities occurred as far back as Sept 16.

On Sept 16, the casualty involved a 47-year-old woman from Bintulu who was brought-in-dead (BID) and had hypertension, dyslipidemia as well as asthma.

On Sept 17, 20 and 21, one victim died each day, with two in Kapit and one in Bintulu. All three of them were also brought-in-dead (BID) cases and had medical histories of comorbidities.

Another two fatalities were reported on Sept 22, with one each in Kapit and Sri Aman while four more were detected on Sept 24 with two in Kuching, and one each in Miri and Sibu.

The six victims were between 55 and 96 years old whereby the oldest one had no known illnesses in her medical records. — DayakDaily