Covid-19: 1 death, 163 new positive cases recorded in Sarawak today

A medical personnel conducts a swab test on a person during mass testing in this Bernama File Photo

KUCHING (Mar 9): Sarawak recorded one new Covid-19 death case today as well as 163 new positive cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

It said in a statement that the death toll in the state now stands at 89 following this latest fatality, which involved an 83-year-old Sarawakian woman who was taken to Mukah Hospital after being found unconscious at home.

“The victim was confirmed dead on March 2. The RT-PCR test conducted on March 3 found her to be positive of Covid-19,” it said, noting that the victim also had a history of comorbidity namely hypertension and dyslipidaemia.

It added that the victim was also a contact to the Buloh Cluster in Selangau and that this case has been classified as Brought in Dead (BID).

Of the new positive cases, the committee said Betong recorded the highest number of cases this time around with 37 followed by Miri (25), Bintulu (23), Sibu (17), Subis (15), Kuching (12), Julau (9), Asajaya (6), Kapit (6), Sarikei (4), Pusa (3) and Samarahan (2).

“Bau, Kanowit, Tatau and Dalat districts each also recorded one new case.

“The total number of positive cases in the state have now increased to 11,511 cases,” it said.

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