Sarawak records 522 new Covid-19 cases, 2 fatalities

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KUCHING, April 29: Sarawak reported a total of 522 Covid-19 cases today, with two deaths reported in Kapit and Bintulu respectively.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today noted recent Covid-19 cases are focused in Bintulu, Sibu, Miri, Kuching and Kanowit.

“A total of 77 per cent of the cases were concentrated in Bintulu, Sibu, Miri, Kuching and Kanowit districts,” it said.

Districts which recorded new cases today are Bintulu (140), Sibu (96), Miri (69), Kuching (58), Kanowit (40), Selangau (15), Sri Aman (15), Serian (13), Kapit (13), Mukah (9), Lundu (7), Song (6), Bukit Mabong (6), Pakan (5), Bau (5), Saratok (4), Betong (4), Sarikei (4), Matu (4), Julau (3), Daro (2), Samarahan (2), Tanjung Manis (1) and Limbang (1), bringing the culmulative total of Covid-19 cases in the state to 29,899 cases.

SDMC said that from the 522 new cases reported, 44 of them showed signs and experienced symptoms of Covid-19 infections during screening tests while 453 individuals were those who had been given a quarantine order.

On the same note, SDMC disclosed the State’s 172nd Covid-19 fatality is Case 29,076, a 90-year-old local woman who was found unconscious at home by family members and was brought to Kapit Hospital on April 26, 2021.

“Her rT-PCR test returned positive for Covid-19 on April 26, 2021, and the case was confirmed dead on the same day. The case also had a history of stroke and high blood pressure. This death is categorised as Brought in Death (BID),” it noted.

The State’s 173rd Covid-19 fatality is Case 27,331, a 47-year-old local woman who tested positive for Covid-19 on April 22, 2021 through an active case detection (ACD) exercise conducted in a high risk area.

According to SDMC, the case was admitted to a Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centre (PKRC), and was referred to Bintulu Hospital on April 28, 2021, after the individual suddenly developed coughing and fell unconscious.

“Her health condition deteriorated and she was confirmed dead on April 28, 2021. The case also had comorbidities of high blood pressure, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

“The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee extends its condolences to all family members of the victims,” it said. — DayakDaily