409 cases, two deaths recorded


KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 409 Covid-19 positive cases yesterday (June 28) and two fatalities.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the cumulative total number of cases now stood at 64,233 with a death toll of 406.

It said 234 cases or 57.21 percent of the new cases were detected in Sibu, Kuching, Sarikei,Tebedu, and Mukah districts.

Sibu district accounted for 75 new cases; Kuching (65); Sarikei (35); Tebedu (31); Mukah (28); 23 new cases each recorded in Bintulu and Kanowit; Miri (22); Song (12); Kapit (11); Telang Usan (10); nine each in Saratok and Sri Aman; Lubok Antu and Tatau (eight each).

Seven cases each were recorded at Subis and Samarahan; Sebauh and Bukit Mabong (five each); Pakan (four); two cases each in Simunjan, Betong, and Selangau; and one cases each in Lundu, Tanjung Manis, Bau, Meradong, Serian, and Pusa.

A total of forty-nine out of the 409 cases are individuals who were symptomatic during Covid-19 screening.

Meanwhile, 523 cases have recovered and were discharged from hospitals statewide yesterday.

Of these, 115 were from Sarawak General Hospital and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it; Kapit Hospital and the PKRC under it (112); Sibu Hospital and and the PKRC under it (71); Bintulu Hospital and the PKRC under it (61); Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it (48); PKRC Mukah (45); Miri Hospital and the PKRC under it (37); Sri Aman Hospital and the PKRC under it (20); and PKRC Serian (14).

This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 53,134 or 82.72 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

There are 10,545 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRC and hospital isolation wards in the state.

On another note, the committee said the two death cases were elderly local women with comorbidities receiving treatments at hospitals throughout the state.

“The first death is of a 76-year-old woman from Meradong who tested positive for Covid-19 on June 22. She received treatment and was pronounced dead at t Sarikei Hospital.

“The victim was a link to Sungai Kotak cluster and had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, and dyslipidaemia,” it added.

Meanwhile, the SDMC also said the second death was that of an 83-year-old woman from Bukit Mabong who tested positive on June 10.

“The case was receiving treatment at the Sarikei Hospital and had a history of high blood pressure, and dyslipidaemia,” it explained.

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