Covid-19: 83 cases in Sarawak on 1st day of CNY

By S. Harrish

AS the nation celebrates Chinese New Year, more than 3,000 Covid-19 cases were reported with 17 deaths.

The Health Ministry said the 3,318 cases today, brings the total number of cases to 258,306, with 51,579 active cases.

The total number of deaths is now 953.

Selangor continues to record the highest number of cases with 1,214 cases, followed Johor (742), Kuala Lumpur (374) and Penang (149), while Sabah and Negeri Sembilan had 118 cases each.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said there were 83 cases today in the state with two deaths.

The state’s total number of cases now stands at 6,273 while the death toll is 58.

SDMC said the two deaths were in Sibu and Bintulu.

The Sibu death involved a 66-year-old Sarawakian woman who was admitted to the Sibu Hospital with breathing problems and was confirmed infected on Feb 2.

She also suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes and dyslipidemia, and succumbed to the infection yesterday.

The Bintulu death involved a 79-year-old Sarawakian woman who was admitted to the Bintulu Hospital, with breathing problems.

She also suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes.

SDMC said Sibu had the highest number of cases today with 44 cases, followed by Miri (9), Bintulu (7), Beluru (5), Kapit (5), Selangau (5), Julau (4), Samarahan (2) and one each for Lundu and Meradong.

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