Sarawak records three Covid-19 deaths, 148 new cases

Covid-19 statistics for Sarawak as of Feb 3, 2021. Credit: SDMC

KUCHING, Feb 3: Sarawak reported one Covid-19 death each in Kuching, Miri and Sibu respectively, thus raising the state’s death toll to 42 today.

Sarawak also registered 148 new infections to push the state’s tally of positive cases to 4,824.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, reported that the 40th fatality in Kuching was Case 2,282 involving a 40-year-old local man who had undergone a swab test at a health clinic on Jan 17 after coming down with a sore throat and experiencing loss of taste.

The deceased tested positive and had experienced chest discomfort as well as shortness of breath.

He was found unconscious and pronounced dead on Feb 1. Records also showed that the case who had heart disease had been admitted to the hospital last year as well as had other comorbid conditions of high blood and dyslipidemia.


The 41st fatality was Case 3,770 involving a 59-year-old woman who was admitted to the Miri Hospital for chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. She had experienced a bout of fever and hyperventilation for several days after receiving treatment.

She tested positive for Covid-19 and her health started to deteriorate before she passed away on Feb 2. The deceased was also comorbid with Hepatitis B.

The 42nd fatality was Case 2,584 involving a 74-year-old woman who had been bedridden for the past 10 years. She received treatment at Sibu Hospital after undergoing close contact screening.

Her health deteriorated and the patient passed away on Feb 3. The deceased was also comorbid with cerebrovascular disease and dementia.

Of the new 148 cases registered in Sarawak today, Sibu, Bintulu, Dalat, Beluru and Miri topped the list with double-digit daily infections at 48, 15, 15, 14 and 12 respectively.

The remaining districts which reported positive cases were Kapit and Kanowit with eight cases each, Sebauh and Song with seven cases each, Sri Aman (5), Bau (3) and one each in Kuching, Lundu, Tatau, Subis, Selangau and Sarikei.

Of the 48 cases in Sibu, 16 were detected from active contact screening to positive cases and 14 from symptomatic screening, 10 from other screenings, six were linked to the Pasai Cluster and two involved healthcare workers.

As for Bintulu, six of the 15 cases reported were detected from other screenings, three were linked to the Rakut Cluster, two from active contact screening, two via symptomatic screening, one linked to the Pasai Cluster and one imported case involving a returnee from Pahang.

In Dalat which registered 15 cases, 10 cases were detected from screening operations at high-risk infection areas and five were linked to the Pasai Cluster.

For Beluru’s 14 cases, 13 were linked to the Pasai Cluster while one case was linked to the Rakut Cluster.

In Miri, of the 12 cases today, four were detected from active contact screening, four from other screenings, two involved healthcare workers, one was linked to the Pasai Cluster and one was detected via symptomatic screening.

In Kapit, all eight new cases were linked to the Pasai Cluster while for Kanowit, seven of the eight cases were linked to the same cluster and one case was from active contact screening.

In Sebauh, five of the seven cases were linked to the Pasai Cluster and two cases were linked to the Bukit Sekubong Cluster.

As for Song, out of the seven cases, five were detected via active contact screening while two cases were linked to the Pasai Cluster.

In Sri Aman, all five cases were detected via active contact screening while for Bau, all three cases were linked to the Tabong Cluster.

As for the one case each reported in Kuching, Tatau, Selangau, Sarikei and Subis, they were detected via active contact screenings and symptomatic screenings while Lundu’s sole case was linked to the Covid-Pasai Cluster. — DayakDaily