20 backlog death cases confirmed

KUCHING: A 27-year-old man was among 20 newly confirmed backlog Covid-19 death cases registered in Sarawak from June 15 to October 3.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily statement said the man was confirmed dead at Sibu Hospital and had no history of chronic illnesses.

It said a brought in dead (BID) case on September 15 also involved a 28-year-old man from Kuching who had no comorbidities.

“Other backlog death cases were recorded in Kuching on June 15, September 4 and September 28 respectively, while a woman from Miri also succumbed to the virus on September 30.

“Meanwhile, four deaths were reported in Sibu on October 1; ten deaths reported on October 2 consisting of five deaths in Kuching, three in Sibu and two in Kapit; and one death was reported in Kapit on October 3,” it said on Monday.

Additionally, the committee also announced a new Covid-19 cluster in Limbang, namely the Terimah cluster.

It said the community cluster was identified involving a longhouse placed under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in the Terimah Lubai areas of Limbang.

“Out of the 56 persons who were screened as part of the cluster, 13 tested positive.

“All positive cases were placed in Limbang Hospital and low-risk treatment centres (PKRCs) in the area,” it said.

SDMC also declared the end of three clusters, namely the Sungai Ringin Cluster in Meradong, the Jalan Bulan Sabit cluster in Miri and the Jalan Batu Lintang cluster in Kuching after no new cases were recorded in the past 28 days.

“There are currently 100 active clusters in the state, with nine new case additions to four clusters including the Tembok Limbang cluster, the Bungey 2 cluster, the Kampung Segedup cluster and the Long Urun cluster,” it added.