Stark improvement: Sarawak sees Covid-19 cases drop to 1,418 from high of 5,291 on Sept 12

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 3: There has been stark improvement in Sarawak’s Covid-19 situation as the daily case count has dropped below the 2,000-mark to 1,418 today from the State’s record high of 5,291 cases on Sept 12.

Following a taut month of September which saw 3,000 to 4,000 new cases every day, Sarawak is witnessing better days now with the daily number of infections subsiding and hovering around the 1,000 to 2,000 range.

Starting Sept 22 when there was a significant decrease in Covid-19 cases as the State registered 1,712 from 3,724 cases the day before (Sept 21), daily case counts have not once breached 3,000, for 12 consecutive days now and counting.

Following recent trends, the majority of cases reported today were Categories 1 and 2 patients, accounting for 99.22 per cent or 1,407 of overall cases while Categories 3, 4, and 5 cases accounted for 11 cases or 0.78 per cent overall.

District-wise, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching held top position, reporting 366 new cases, followed by Sibu (146), and Miri (130).

Other districts that saw double-digit case gains were Bintulu (85), Sarikei (80), Bau (72), Samarahan (63), Serian (51), Betong (49), Limbang (42), Lawas (30), Sri Aman (30), Mukah (28), Pusa (27), Meradong (27), Asajaya (26), Saratok (24), Dalat (21), Simunjan (18), Subis (14), Kapit (11), and Marudi (10).

The remaining districts with new infections comprised Belaga (9), Kanowit (9), Tebedu (9), Lundu (8), Beluru (8), Julau (6), Pakan (5), Kabong (4), Lubok Antu (3), Bukit Mabong (2), Telang Usan (2), Song (1), Matu (1), and Selangau (1).

Four districts namely Daro, Tanjung Manis, Tatau, and Sebauh recorded zero new cases today.

On Covid-19 fatalities, SDMC reported three, five, and four deaths respectively on Sept 29, Sept 30, and Oct 1, adding 12 cases overall to Sarawak’s death toll.

Of the 12 victims whose ages ranged between 39 and 88, three were brought-in-dead (BID) cases while all of them had comorbidities.

Bintulu and Sibu recorded three mortalities each, Miri had two, and Kapit, Kuching, Sarikei, and Sri Aman had one each.

As of this day, the cumulative number of Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak stands at 881. — DayakDaily