Increase in state’s Covid cases

KUCHING: The state’s daily Covid-19 cases reverted to high numbers on Monday (Sept 20) with 3,619 new cases reported, a notable increase compared to Sunday’s (Sept 19) 2,707 cases.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 3,611 of the newly registered cases fell into Categories 1 and 2 while eight cases were Categories 4 and 5.

It said Kuching registered the highest number of cases with 1,021, followed by Serian with 315 and Bintulu with 302.

“The rest of the new cases were registered in Sibu with 228 cases, Miri (200), Samarahan (199), Sri Aman (198), Betong (137) and Sarikei (102).

“Additionally, only double and single-digit number of cases were detected in Pusa, Belaga, Saratok, Kapit, Kanowit, Subis, Asajaya, Mukah, Bau, Limbang, Meradong, Lubok Antu, Simunjan, Pakan, Tebedu, Lundu, Julau, Tanjung Manis, Tatau, Song, Beluru, Lawas, Selangau, Marudi, Matu, Bukit Mabong, Dalat, Sebauh, Daro and Telang Usan,” it said in its daily Covid-19 report on Monday.

The committee said eight new Covid-19 deaths were also detected from September 14 to 18, bringing the death toll to 697.

“The fatal cases consist of a 97-year-old man from Bintulu; two men aged 83 and 39 from Sri Aman; a 68-year-old man from Sarikei; a 58-year-old woman from Miri; as well as two men and a woman aged 74, 89 and 65 respectively from Kuching,” it explained.

The committee noted that all the death cases had a history of comorbidities.