387 of 631 new cases in five districts

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 631 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (June 10), bringing the state’s tally to 53,631.

In a statement on Thursday, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 387 of these new cases, or 61.33 per cent, were detected in five districts, namely Kuching, Miri, Sri Aman, Sibu, and Tatau.

SDMC said 105 of the new cases were recorded in Kuching District, Miri (102), Sri Aman (71), Sibu (55), Tatau (54), Kapit (37), Subis (36), Bintulu (28), Samarahan (24), Telang Usan (23), Serian (22), Song (19), Lubok Antu (10), Dalat (9), Mukah (9), Bau (5), Asajaya (5), Sebauh (5), Selangau (3), Tanjung Manis (2), Sarikei (2), Julau (1), Lawas (1), Beluru (1), Simunjan (1), and Meradong (1).

“Of the 631 new cases reported, 77 people exhibited signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening.”

SDMC said 515 cases were individuals who had been issued quarantine orders.

Providing a breakdown of the new cases, SDMC said 373 were persons who had contact with positive Covid-19 cases, 141 were linked to existing active clusters, 78 were from other screenings at health facilities, 38 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities, and one was a person who had returned from another state in Malaysia (Import B).

“Today (Thursday), 540 new cases have recovered and been discharged.”

SDMC said 170 of these cases were discharged from Miri Hospital and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and PKRC (144), Sibu Hospital and PKRC (63), Bintulu Hospital and PKRC (46), Mukah PKRC (45), Sarikei Hospital and PKRC (35), Kapit Hospital and PKRC (14), Serian PKRC (12), Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC (8), and Betong PKRC (3).

“This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 43,905, or 81.86 per cent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.”

SDMC said there were still 9,276 active cases being isolated and treated at hospital wards and PKRCs throughout the state.

“A total of 631 new persons-under-investigation (PUIs) have been reported and no PUIs are awaiting laboratory test results.”