COVID-19 cases dip to triple digits with 965
By:Allan Jay
Date:
Coronavirus. COVID-19. 3D Render

KUCHING: Sarawak’s COVID-19 cases dropped to triple digits with 965 new cases recorded today, a decline of 389 cases compared to Sunday’s 1,354 cases.

This brings the cumulative cases recorded in the state to 279,596.

In its daily update, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said six cases were recorded in Category 3, five cases in Category 4, and three in Category 5.

Aside from that, a total of 480 cases were in Categories 1 and 471 in Category 2.

“Kuching topped the list with 446 cases, followed by Miri with 133, Sibu with 75, Bintulu with 68 and 54 cases in Serian.

“Kota Samarahan recorded 34 cases; Sarikei (16); Mukah (15); Limbang (14); Sri Aman (13); Meradong (11); nine each in Betong and Dalat; and eight in Simunjan.

“Six cases each were recorded in Kapit, Marudi and Lawas; five each in Matu and Daro; four each in Bau, Kabong, Pusa and Subis; three each in Lundu, Saratok and Selangau; two in Kanowit; and one each in Tebedu, Asajaya, Pakan, Telang Usan and Song,” the committee said.

SDMC also disclosed that there were four COVID-19 fatalities. Of the figure, two were brought in dead (BID) cases.

In Sarikei, a 72-year-old man who was BID to Sarikei Hospital on Mar 10, had high blood pressure and diabetes.

In Serian, an 82-year-old man was also BID to Serian Hospital on Mar 11. The victim had high blood pressure.

On the same day in Sibu, an 83-year-old woman who passed away in Sibu Hospital, had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, diabetes and cancer.

The last fatality was a 78-year-old man who passed away in Sarawak General Hospital on Mar 13. The victim had high blood pressure and a history of heart disease.

Apart from that, the committee added that there were three additional cases reported from the DTI Semuja Cluster yesterday.

For non-compliance to standard operating procedures, the Sarawak Health Department had issued a total of 24 compounds (22 individuals and two corporate bodies) from Mar 6 to 12.

Of the total, 18 were issued in Serian, four in Kota Samarahan and one each in Bintulu and Miri. This brings the total number of compounds issued by the department to 908.

Twenty-two individuals had failed to register the MySejahtera when entering a premises, while two premises owners failed to prepare hand sanitisers.

In addition, Kuching police also issued a total of six compounds for failure to register the MySejahtera when entering a premises, bringing the total number of compounds issued by Sarawak police to 13,597.

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