365 cases recorded, one dead

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 365 new Covid-19 cases and one fatality on Sunday (July 4).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 218 or 59.73 percent of the new cases were detected in the districts of Kuching, Sibu, Tatau, Saratok and Meradong.

Kuching recorded 63 new cases, followed by Sibu (54), Tatau (42), Saratok (31), Meradong (28), Telang Usan (24), Kanowit (19), Miri (18), Bintulu (14), Serian (10) and Kapit (eight).

Sri Aman, Bau and Samarahan each recorded seven new cases while Mukah has six, Subis (five), Betong (four) and Pakan (three).

Julau, Sarikei and Simunjan recorded two new cases each while Kabong, Tanjung Manis, Marudi, Tebedu, Bukit Mabong, Selangau, Lundu, Sebauh and Song recorded one each.

The committee said of the total, 33 individuals showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening.

On another note, 345 new recovered and discharged cases from hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRCs) were recorded state-wide.

Of these, 75 were from Miri Hospital and its PKRC, Sarawak General Hospital and its PKRC (73), Bintulu Hospital and its PKRC (64), Sibu Hospital and its PKRC (42), Sarikei Hospital and its PRKC (25), Sri Aman Hospital and Sri Aman PKRC (24), Kapit Hospital and its PKRC (23), PKRC Serian (11), PKRC Mukah (six) and one each from PKRC Betong and PKRC Lawas.

These bring the total number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 56,054 or 84.21 percent from the total number of cases in Sarawak.

Currently, there are 9,933 individuals undergoing treatment at PKRCs and hospital isolation wards throughout the state.

Meanwhile, SDMC said Sunday’s (July 4) death involved a 59-year-old local woman from Kanowit who passed away in Sibu Hospital.

She tested positive for Covid-19 on July 1, and had high blood and dyslipidaemia.