Kuching’s cases decline by half but Sarawak still logs over 2k cases and 7 fatalities


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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Sept 3: Kuching’s daily infections have declined by half of the 1,342 cases reported yesterday, though Sarawak registered over 2,000 cases as well as seven fatalities today.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), four out of seven fatalities were brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak stands at 547 thus far.

Of the 2464 daily infections reported in the State today, Kuching reported 696 cases, followed by Sibu (309), Serian (229), Samarahan (168), Subis (155), Lundu (142), Bau (120), Sri Aman (112), Bintulu (104), Miri (68), Simunjan (66), Asajaya (57), Lubok Antu (13), Betong (31), Selangau (26), Tatau (25), Kapit (23), Mukah (22), Tebedu (20) and Dalat (19).

The districts recording below 10 daily infections were Song (8), Limbang (7), Beluru (6), Lawas (5), Kanowit (5), Marudi (4), Bukit Mabong (2), Matu (2), Pusa (1) and Sebauh (1).

The 2,464 daily infections reported in the State today is the fourth highest amount so far, with the highest reported at 2,992 cases yesterday (Sept 2).

At the same time, SDMC revealed that of the total cases reported today, 1,371 cases were screened after having contact to positive cases where 164 were symptomatic.

Another 230 cases involved individuals linked to active clusters where 37 of them were symptomatic.

Additionally, 559 cases were from other screenings in health facilities and 302 from screening of symptomatic individuals.

SDMC further reported two Import A cases involving individuals returning from Indonesia.

On clinical categories, SDMC mentioned that 1,948 cases were in Category 1 of Covid-19 whereby patients did not develop any symptoms, while there were 504 cases with mild symptoms in Category 2.

There were also two Category 3 cases involving patients with lung infection, four Category 4 cases involving those with lung infection that required oxygen and six Category 5 cases with lung infection that required ventilator support.

On the same day, Sarawak also reported 2,918 patients have recovered and we’re discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 96,039 or 77.18 per cent.

To date, there are 27,632 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State. — DayakDaily