405 new cases, five deaths in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 405 new Covid-19 cases and five new deaths on Sunday (May 16).

“With these, the total number of cases in the state is 38,383, while the death toll is 224 to date,” said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

“Miri recorded 98 new cases followed by Sibu (54); Kuching (42); Pusa (37); Bintulu (36); Kanowit (24); Kapit (21); Song (17); Sri Aman (11); Pakan (nine); eight each in Serian and Sarikei; Subis (seven); Saratok (6); four each in Selangau, Bau and Samarahan; three each in Betong, Beluru and Sebauh; two each in Lundu and Meradong; and one each in Tebedu and Belaga.

“On the overall breakdown of the new cases, 277 were individuals who had contacts with positive Covid-19 cases (six were symptomatic); 66 were linked to existing active clusters; 36 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities; 25 were from other screenings at health facilities (one was symptomatic); and one was from those who had returned from Papua New Guinea (Import A),” said the committee.

SDMC added 438 new cases had recovered and were discharged today.

158 cases were from Sibu Hospital and its Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC); Miri Hospital and its PKRC (94); Bintulu Hospital and its PKRC (77); Sarawak General Hospital and its PKRC (39); Sarikei Hospital and its PKRC (28); Sri Aman Hospital and its PKRC (18); Kapit Hospital and its PKRC (11); Serian PKRC (eight); two each from Betong PKRC and Mukah PKRC; and one from Limbang Hospital.

“That brings the total number of recoveries in the state to 31,693 to date.

“In terms of active cases, 6,382 were still receiving treatment at various hospitals and PKRCs statewide.

“Meanwhile, 405 new persons under investigations (PUIs) have been recorded today,” added SDMC.