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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Sept 7: Over half of the Covid-19 deaths reported on Sunday and Monday involved fully vaccinated individuals, but had multiple morbidities.
On Sunday (Sept 5), Sarawak reported a record-high of 15 fatalities with the youngest victim aged 24-years-old with morbid obesity, including two brought-in-dead (BID) cases involving elderly individuals with morbidities.
Yesterday (Sept 6), another 12 fatalities were reported, including six brought-in-dead (BID) cases with the youngest being 42-years-old and the oldest 81-years-old. All of them had morbidities.
Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian revealed that one of the BID cases was reported late due to the wait for the pathologist’s finding on the cause of death.
“Some of the BID were only diagnosed with Covid-19 after they passed away.
“It is important to come to the hospital if people experience any symptoms so that they can be diagnosed early and be monitored. It can save lives,” he shared in his social media post last night.
Dr Sim, who is also State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor, also disclosed that Taman Malihah here were among the 321 locations across Kuching which recorded a high number of infections with 40 cases yesterday.
A total of 1,806 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the Kuching Division yesterday, out of which 160 cases were from outside Kuching District with 97 from Bau, 38 from Samarahan, 12 from Serian and eight from Lundu.
“A total of 584 cases were linked to family clusters, 159 cases to workplace clusters and 113 cases to social clusters.
“There were 1,131 close contacts to positive cases swabbed in 321 locations all over Kuching,” he said.
Among the locations with double-digit increase in cases were Kampung Tabuan Lot (28); Kampung Tabuan Hilir (24); Kampung Karu and Kampung Astana Lot (21 each); Taman Sepakat Jaya and Kampung Bumbok (20 each); Taman Matang Jaya and Puncak Borneo Prison (19 each); Lorong Cahaya Damai (17); Kampung Pinang Jawa (16); Kampung Sikog and Kampung Semerah Padi (15 each); Taman Sukma and Lorong Cahaya Mata (14 each); Taman Sri Permai and Kampung Siol Kandis (12 each); RPR Demak Laut, Kampung Sg Tapang, Kampung Kudei and Jalan Cenderawasih (11 each); and Kampung Panglima Saman Ulu and Kampung Lintang (10 each).
Other locations with more than seven cases are Taman Desa Wira, Taman Alamanda Indah, Kampung Sinar Budi Baru, Kampung Bangau, Kampung Gian, Kampung Muhibbah, Kampung Pain Bojong, Jalan Foochow, Jalan Setia Raja, Pending Height Flat, Taman Sri Makmur, Taman Puteri, Kampung Tabuan Melayu, Kampung Rampangi, Kampung Panglima Seman Lama, Kampung Laruh Skim, Kampung Buntal, Jalan Stampin, Taman Mawar, Tabuan Height, Kampung Pulo Hilir, Three Hills Park, Lorong Ellis, Jalan Chawan, Jalan Semeba and Taiyo Yuden Hostel.
In Samarahan, there were 523 cases reported under the Samarahan Division Health Office, while Serian recorded 85 cases under the Serian Division Health Office. — DayakDaily