Sarawak Covid-19 caseload slides to 1,316 today, 912 cases in Cat 2

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, March 18: While the number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak decreased to 1,316 today, 912 of the cases have mild symptoms and are classified under Category 2.

According to reports by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Category 2 patients took up the highest number of cases and Category 1’s accounted for 393 cases.

There were in total 11 cases in the serious categories, namely four Category 3’s, six Category 4’s, and one Category 5.

District-wise, Kuching reported 531 cases while Miri and Bintulu registered 158 and 106 cases, respectively.

Those with double-digit case numbers were Sibu (89), Samarahan (74), Serian (45), Sarikei (44), Bau (38), Saratok (19), Tanjung Manis (17), Limbang (15), Sri Aman (14), Asajaya (13), Tebedu (13), Betong (12), Kabong (12), Mukah (11), Pusa (10), and Pakan (10).

Other districts with new infections included Dalat, Kanowit (9 cases each), Lawas, Subis (8 cases each), Daro, Meradong (7 cases each), Simunjan (6 cases), Matu (5 cases), Telang Usan, Beluru (4 cases each), Kapit, Lubok Antu (3 cases each), Lundu, Marudi, Belaga, Tatau, Julau (2 cases each), Selangau, and Bukit Mabong (1 case each).

Only two districts in the whole Sarawak namely Sebauh and Song remain Covid-19 case free for the day.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 285,818.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded two new deaths today, one each in Serian and Kuching.

The 84-year-old female victim, who had a medical history of hypertension and heart disease, was categorised as a brought-in-dead (BID) case as her body arrived at Serian hospital on March 13.

The other victim from Kuching, a 55-year-old woman who died on March 17, also had hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and chronic kidney disease.

With that, the death tally due to Covid-19 in Sarawak was pushed to 1,655 today.

In terms of clusters, no new clusters were reported, but the DTI Semuja 3 Cluster in Serian grew by two cases today.

There are now five active clusters throughout Sarawak. — DayakDaily