Sarawak’s new Covid-19 infections just under 4-digit mark, 3 new deaths including 2 BIDs

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KUCHING, March 30: Sarawak nearly found itself back in 4-digit case count territory, with 974 new Covid-19 cases reported today, trailing the 980 cases on March 25.

According to a report released today by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), a 53-year-old man from Kuching with no history of medical conditions was among three new Covid-19 deaths reported today. He died on March 27 at the Sarawak General Hospital.

The second death, a brought-in-dead (BID) case was brought to Sarawak Heart Centre on March 28, involved a 67-year-old Samarahan man with dyslipidemia and heart disease as comorbidities.


Meanwhile, the third death, also a BID case, was brought to Sibu Hospital on March 28 and involved a 73-year-old Sibu woman with hypertension and diabetes.

On the breakdown of new cases, Kuching remains the most affected district, with 309 cases, followed by Miri (162) and Bintulu (104).

Sibu (65), Samarahan (46), Serian (43), Bau (29), Subis (25), Limbang (18), Betong (17), Mukah and Sarikei (16 each), Simunjan (14), Sri Aman (13), Pusa (12), and Asajaya (10) were the thirteen districts that saw double-digit gains.

Districts with single-digit case gains were Saratok, Lundu, and Tanjung Manis (7 each), Marudi, Dalat, and Lubok Antu (5 each), Meradong, Tatau, Matu, and Daro (4 each), Tebedu, Kapit, Kabong, and Beluru (3 each), Lawas, Julau, Kanowit, and Selangau (2 each), Telang Usan, Belaga, and Sebauh (1 each).

Additionally, 323 of the new cases were classified as Category 1 (asymptomatic), while 641 were classified as Category 2 (mild symptoms).

Four of the new cases were in Category 3 and involved patients with pneumonia; four were in Category 4 and involved patients with pneumonia who needed oxygen support; and two were in Category 5 and involved patients with pneumonia who needed ventilator support.

Sarawak’s overall total of Covid-19 cases now stands at 297,702.

Seven clusters are still active in Sarawak today, and no new clusters were reported today. — DayakDaily