Covid-19 cases continue upward trend


KUCHING: New Covid-19 cases in Sarawak have increased again with 1,455 cases recorded on Saturday, bringing the tally to 266,411.

“Of the total, most cases – 1,448 – are in Categories 1 and 2 with only seven cases in Categories 3, 4 and 5,” said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update.

“Category 1 has 564 cases, 884 in Category 2, three cases in Category 3 and Category 4 and 5 each has two cases.”

Kuching once again had the most cases recorded with 479, followed by Miri with 254, Sibu with 213 and 117 cases in Bintulu.

Serian and Samarahan each recorded 55 and 51 cases respectively, Sri Aman (44), Mukah (36), Sarikei (34), Limbang with 18 and 16 cases in Kanowit.

“Both Bau and Tanjung Manis each had 13 cases, 12 in Matu, 10 cases each in Kapit and Saratok and seven cases each in Pusa and Daro.

“Three districts, Betong, Pakan and Marudi each had six cases, Lawas and Meradong each recorded five cases while Lubok Antu, Tatau, Simunjan, Selangau and Subis each had four cases,” said the committee.

Three cases were recorded each in Dalat and Sebauh, two cases each in Kabong, Asajaya, Song and Telang Usan, and only one case each was recorded in Lundu, Tebedu, Bukit Mabong and Belaga.

The state also recorded one Covid-19 fatality dated March 3 involving a 60-year-old woman in Kapit.

The victim passed away in Kapit Hospital and had a background of high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease.

Apart from that, eight compounds were issued in Kuching for failing to register in a premises using the MySejahtera application and for not wearing face masks, bringing the total to 13,508 compounds.

Nine new persons have been placed under surveillance and 237 of them are in quarantine at designated hotels.

The total number of persons under surveillance who have been discharged from quarantine stands at 167,223.

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