Three deaths and 3,480 cases recorded on Friday

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 3,480 Covid-19 cases and three deaths on Friday (Sept 17).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said this brought the state’s case tally to 174,152 and the death toll to 659.

SDMC disclosed that 3,472 or 99.77 per cent of the new positive cases reported were in Categories 1 (no symptoms) or 2 (mild symptoms), while eight cases or 0.23 per cent were in Categories 3 (lung infection), 4 (lung infection and requires oxygen), or 5 (lung infection and requires ventilator).

“2,472 cases or 71.03 per cent are in Category 1 whereas 1,000 cases or 28.74 per cent are in Category 2.

“There is one case or 0.03 per cent in Category 3, two cases or 0.06 per cent in Category 4, and five cases or 0.14 per cent in Category 5,” SDMC said in a statement on Friday.

Kuching District accounted for 996 of the new cases, followed by Serian (422), Sibu (272), Bintulu (231), Samarahan (172), Bau (147), Miri (138), Sri Aman (132), Kanowit (78), Betong (76), Pusa (76), Tebedu (71), Lubok Antu (69), Subis (53), Saratok (51), Tatau (47), Mukah (44), Sarikei (43), Kapit (42), Simunjan (41), Asajaya (39), Lundu (37), Belaga (35), Limbang (26), Selangau (22), Lawas (20), Julau (19), Pakan (16), Meradong (15), Sebauh (14), Bukit Mabong (12), Song (9), Beluru (9), Matu (2), Marudi (2), Daro (1), and Dalat (1).

The districts of Kabong, Telang Usan, and Tanjung Manis recorded zero new cases on Friday.

As for the three new deaths, the 657th death was a man aged 80 from Kuching District who passed away at Sarawak General Hospital.

“The case was confirmed as positive for Covid-19 on Aug 30 and he had comorbidities of diabetes, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease.”

The 658th death was a 77-year-old man from Sarikei District who passed away at Sarikei Hospital.

“The case was confirmed as Covid-19 positive on Sept 9 and he had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, and stroke.”

The 659th death was an 83-year-old woman from Mukah District who passed away at Sibu Hospital.

The case tested positive for Covid-19 on Sept 15 and had no known history of disease.