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Covid-19: Sarawak records 5 fatalities and 2,028 new cases today

0 month ago, 30-Aug-2021

Bernama file photo shows a health worker conducting a Covid-19 swab test.

KUCHING (Aug 30): Sarawak recorded five Covid-19 death cases today while new cases dropped from 2,522 to 2,028 in the past 24 hours, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

It said in its Covid-19 daily update that the latest figures brought the death toll to 524 while cumulative cases in Sarawak now stood at 114,273.

Though Kuching continued to register the highest number of cases, the district recorded below 1,000 cases today at 918.

This is followed by Serian with 260 cases, Bau (129), Sibu (102), Tebedu (88), Mukah (69), Tatau (62), Subis (59), Bintulu (56), Samarahan (43), Lundu (38), Song (35), Asajaya (32), Meradong (27), Betong (15), Selangau (15), and Miri (14).

There were also 11 districts which reported single-digit cases namely Lubok Antu (9), Beluru (8), Sri Aman (7), Kapit (6), Pusa (4), Kanowit (4), Sebauh (4), and one each in Limbang, Belaga, Dalat and Bukit Mabong.

The committee said 2,024 or 99.81 per cent of todays cases were of categories one and two involving asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients respectively.

One case was of category three; two of category four and one of category five, it added.

Category three refers to cases with pneumonia but not requiring oxygen while categories four and five are patients with pneumonia requiring oxygen and requiring ventilator support respectively.

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