Covid-19: 10 new cases in Sarawak, 11 deaths nationwide

By John Isaac

SARAWAK recorded 10 new positive Covid-19 cases today consisting of eight locally transmitted cases and two imported cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

It said for the locally transmitted cases, Miri district recorded three cases, Kuching and Sibu recorded two cases each while Kapit recorded one case.

“For the imported cases, two cases were recorded in Bintulu.

“This brings the total number of positive cases in the state to 1,140 cases,” it said in a statement today as reported by Borneo Post.

Nationwide, health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 1,704 new Covid-19 cases were reported as at 12pm today, a drop from yesterday’s 2,295.

The new infections bring the cumulative number of cases since Covid-19 hit Malaysia to 119,077 while there are 21,365 active cases.

He said 1,699 new cases are local transmissions.

Reports in the New Straits Times, said there were 11 new deaths today of which 10 are Malaysians, raising the death toll to 494.

The deaths involved four female and seven male patients aged between 53 and 77, all of whom suffered from illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, dyslipidemia and asthma.

Of the 11 deaths, six patients died at the Serdang, Sungai Buloh and Kajang hospitals in Selangor.

In Kedah, one female patient died at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar while in Johor, a two male patients died at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Kluang and the Kota Tinggi Hospital respectively.

In Sabah, a female patient died at the Lahad Datu Hospital while the body of a foreigner was brought to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.

The number of daily recoveries today was 2,726 while the total number of patients who have been discharged stood at 97,218.

Noor Hisham said there are 124 patients warded at the Intensive Care Unit where 51 are using ventilators.