Marginal increase of cases over yesterday’s tally


KUCHING: The cumulative number of cases reported in the state is fast approaching the 200,000 mark with 2,943 new daily infections recorded on Sunday (Sept 26).

This, however, was a marginal increase of more than 200 cases over Saturday’s (Sept 25) 2,712 cases, with the total number of cases now at 199,089 since the first one was detected in March last year.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the new cases consist of 2,934 categories 1 and 2 cases and nine cases in categories 3, 4 and 5.

“Of the total, 810 cases were reported in Kuching, Sibu (377), Miri (324), Bintulu (179), Limbang (150), Sri Aman (110), Bau (110), and Samarahan (106).

“Other cases were reported in Sarikei (88), Kapit (72), Belaga (62), Mukah (59), Saratok (57), Subis (47), Asajaya (44), Serian (41), Pusa (40), Sebauh (38), Simunjan (37), Lubok Antu (33), Kabong (28), Lawas (25), Meradong (16), Tebedu (13), Kanowit (12).

“Apart from that, only a single-digit number of cases were reported in Lundu, Pakan, Selangau, Marudi, Julau, Song, Daro, Bukit Mabong, Tanjung Manis, Tatau, Daro, Matu and Telang Usan,” said SDMC in its daily Covid-19 update on Sunday.

SDMC said ten new backlog death cases recorded between September 16 and 24 were added to the state’s death toll.

“On September 16 and 17, a 47-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man died from Covid-19 in Bintulu, while an 85-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman from Kapit also succumbed to the virus on September 20 and 21 respectively.

“Meanwhile, the virus took the lives of a 75-year-old man from Kapit and a 66-year-old woman from Sri Aman on September 22.”

The committee added that four deaths were also reported on September 24, including a 77-year-old woman from Miri, a 96-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man from Kuching as well as a 55-year-old man from Sibu.

It added that all death cases had histories of comorbidities.

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