Decrease in cases today


KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a notable decrease in its daily Covid-19 cases with 2,028 new cases registered on Monday (Aug 30), compared to 2,552 on Sunday (Aug 29).

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 918 new cases were identified in Kuching, followed by Serian with 260, Bau with 129 and Sibu with 102 daily cases.

“The rest of the cases were reported in Tebedu with 88, Mukah (69), Tatau (62), Subis (59), Bintulu (56), Samarahan (43), Lundu (38), Song (35), Asajaya (32), Meradong (27), Simunjan (20), Betong (15), Selangau (15) and Miri (14).

“Apart from that, the districts of Lubok Antu, Beluru, Sri Aman, Kapit, Pusa, Kanowit, Sebauh, Limbang, Belaga, Dalat and Bukit Mabong each recorded only a single-digit number of cases,” it said in its daily Covid-19 update.

SDMC said 1,285 of the new cases consist of individuals who were close contacts to Covid-19 positive cases.

“There are also 289 cases involving individuals in existing clusters, 287 cases from the screening of symptomatic individuals in health facilities, 162 cases from other screening in health facilities and five cases from individuals returning from other states,” it explained.

The committee said an additional five Covid-19 casualties were also recorded on Monday, bringing the death toll to 524.

It said the first death case was of a 72-year-old woman from Bintulu who had a history of high blood pressure and stroke.

“The second death case involved a 71-year-old woman from Kuching who had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia and diabetes.

“The third and fourth death cases were both registered in Song involving two men aged 67 and 66 who also had comorbidities.”

SDMC added that the fifth death case was reported in Bau involving a 56-year-old woman with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and cancer.

“SDMC extends our condolences to all family members of the victims,” it added.

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