332 new cases in Sarawak

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 332 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the state’s tally to 18,496.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) revealed that of the total number, 121 were reported in Meradong, 48 in Bintulu, 43 in Miri, 36 in Sibu, 24 in Kuching, 13 in Samarahan, six in Julau and four in Asajaya.

Beluru recorded four new cases; Daro, four; Sarikei, four; Serian, four; Sri Aman, four; Betong, three; Kapit, three; Mukah, three; Sebauh, two; Subis, two; Belaga, one; Dalat, one; Limbang, one; and Tebedu, one.

Of the number of new cases reported today, 47 individuals showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 during screening.

“161 cases were individuals screened from active clusters while 114 cases were individuals screened for close contact with positive cases.

“There were 27 cases from other screenings as well as 26 cases of symptomatic individuals screened at health facilities.

“There were three Import B cases – individuals returning from other states in Malaysia and one Import A case – from Taiwan.”

Meanwhile, 158 cases had recovered and discharged from hospitals across the state.

“Of the 158, 35 were discharged from Miri Hospital followed by Sarawak General Hospital (34), Sibu Hospital (19), Sarikei Hospital (17), low quarantine treatment centre (PKRC) under Kapit Hospital (17), Bintulu Hospital (12), PKRC Serian (six), PKRC under Sri Aman Hospital (six), PKRC under Mukah Hospital (five), Limbang Hospital (four) and PKRC Betong (three).

“This brings the number of recovered cases to 15,087 people or 81.57 percent.”

SDMC added that 3,234 people were still receiving treatment at PKRCs and hospitals while 406 new persons under investigation (PUI) were reported, with 11 PUI awaiting their test results.