Kuching sole district with 3-digit case count, Sarawak’s daily Covid-19 total falls to 639

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KUCHING, March 31: Kuching was the only district which reported a triple-digit increase in new Covid-19 cases today, with 201.

Overall, Sarawak’s new Covid-19 cases fell sharply to 639, down from 974 yesterday.

According to a report released by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), there were three deaths at the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching, two of which involved nonagenarians and one of whom was a septuagenarian.


The first death occurred on March 26 involving a 91-year-old woman who had hypertension, asthma, and heart disease as comorbidities.

The second death occurred on March 26 and involved a 95-year-old man with no history of medical conditions.

Meanwhile, the third death occurred on March 30 involving a 71-year-old woman with hypertension.

By district, Kuching had the highest number of new cases (201) was followed by Miri (77), Sibu (69), Bintulu (65), Samarahan (42), Serian (25), Sarikei (20), Sri Aman (15), Pusa (14), Bau (12), and Mukah (10).

Districts which reported single-digit gains were Kanowit (9), Betong, Asajaya, and Lubok Antu (8 each), Subis (7), Marudi, Matu, Tebedu, and Simunjan (5 each), Lundu and Kabong (4 each), Saratok, Meradong, and Julau (3 each), Dalat, Kapit, and Lawas (2 each), Pakan, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Sebauh, Selangau, and Telang Usan (1 each).

Additionally, 193 of the new cases were classified as Category 1 (asymptomatic), while 442 were classified as Category 2 (mild symptoms).

Three of the new cases were in Category 3 and involved pneumonia patients; none were in Category 4 with pneumonia and requiring oxygen support; and one was in Category 5 involving a patient with pneumonia who required ventilator support.

Sarawak’s overall total of Covid-19 cases now stands at 298,341.

Seven clusters are still active in Sarawak and no new clusters were reported as of today. — DayakDaily