440 positive cases on Friday, 59 involving detainees


KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 440 Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 2), pushing the total number to 65,835.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 277 (62.95 per cent) of the total cases were detected in five districts, namely Serian, Kuching, Song, Sibu and Mukah.

Serian recorded the highest number with 78, of which 59 cases (75.64 per cent) of the total cases reported in the district involved detainees screened at the Semuja Immigration Detention Depot.

The detainees consisted of nationals from Indonesia, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar. All  were screened and placed at the detention depot for repatriation to their respective countries.

Meanwhile, Kuching recorded 62  cases, followed by Song (59), Sibu (41), Mukah (37), Bintulu (29), Sri Aman (18), Miri (16), Sarikei (13), Saratok (13), Meradong (11), Bau (nie), Tatau (eight), Matu (eight), Subis (seven), Kapit (six), Lundu (six), Betong (five), Sebauh (four), Asajaya (two), Kanowit (two), Telang Usan (two), Tebedu (one), Simunjan (one), Lubok Antu (one) and Julau (one).

Of the 440 total cases reported, 64 individuals showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening.

On the breakdown of the total cases, 303 were those who had contact with positive cases, 81 were linked to existing active clusters, 43 were from other screenings at health facilities while 13 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities.

On another note, 471 cases have recovered and discharged from the various hospital wards and Covid-19 low-risk quarantine and treatment centres.

“From the total, 106 are from Kuching, Miri (95), Bintulu (90), Sibu (61), Mukah (34), Kapit (20), Betong (20), Sri Aman (17), Sarikei (16), and Serian (12).”

This has brought the total number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered and discharged to 55,151 (83.77 per cent) of the total cases in the state.

Some 10,115 people are still receiving treatment and segregated at the PKRCs and hospital wards.

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