Nonagenarian without comorbidities among 4 deaths as Sarawak logs 121 new Covid-19 cases

Covid-19 (file photo).

KUCHING, Dec 1: A nonagenarian without any history of illness was among four Covid-19 deaths reported in Sarawak today.

According to a Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) report, the 90-year-old man from Kuching succumbed to Covid-19 on Nov 30.

There were three other Covid-19 deaths involving patients who passed away on Nov 24, 27 and 28.

The first involved a 54-year-old man from Miri who was brought-in-dead (BID) and had hypertension and dyslipidemia

The second was a 76-year-old man from Sibu who had hypertension, diabetes, and chronic kidney and lung disease.

The third was am 80-year-old man from Sibu who had heart and chronic lung disease.

These deaths have increased the death toll due to the coronavirus in Sarawak to 1,589.

Sarawak also reported 121 new Covid-19 cases today, a slight increase from 98 cases reported yesterday.

This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Sarawak to 250,841.

SDMC said three out of the 121 cases were categorised as critical (Category 3, 4 and 5) while the balance of 118 cases were in Category 1 and 2.

Although there were no intubated patients in Category 5, two patients in Category 4 on breathing support and one patient in Category 3 had pneumonia.

There were 64 patients in Category 2 with mild symptoms and 54 asymptomatic patients in Category 1.

By district, Kuching reported the highest number of new cases with 47 cases followed by Sibu with 19, Miri (13), and Bintulu (11).

Districts which reported between one and 10 cases were Serian (9), Limbang (4), Samarahan (3), Lawas (3), Lundu (3), Simunjan (3), Subis (2), Bau (1), Betong (1), Mukah (1) and Telang Usan (1).

Districts which reported zero new Covid-19 cases were Selangau, Asajaya, Daro, Pusa, Marudi, Saratok, Dalat, Kanowit, Kapit, Matu, Song, Sarikei, Kabong, Tebedu, Sri Aman, Bukit Mabong, Julau, Sebauh, Belaga, Tatau, Beluru, Pakan, Meradong, Tanjung Manis and Lubok Antu.

Meanwhile, two aclusters namely the Putai 2 Cluster in Bukit Mabong and Ensurai Cluster in Limbang were declared as ended after reporting zero new Covid-19 cases in the past 28 days.

As such, there are just two active clusters of Covid-19 remaining in Sarawak, namely the Jalan Sultan Tengah Rampangi Cluster and Jalan Ong Tiang Swee Cluster, both in Kuching.

There were no new clusters announced nor new cases reported from existing active clusters. — DayakDaily