485 new cases recorded in Sarawak

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 485 new positive Covid-19 cases today (July 31), a slight increase from Friday’s 450 cases.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said this brought the state’s case tally to 76,728.

Of the new cases reported, Kuching District recorded the highest number of cases at 274, followed by Serian (101), Sibu (21), Bau (21), Bintulu (12), Kabong (11), Samarahan (7), Simunjan (6), Tatau (5), Beluru (4), Miri (3), Betong (3), Subis (3), Mukah (3), Saratok (2), Kapit (2), Lundu (1), Tebedu (1), Sarikei (1), Telang Usan (1), Dalat (1), Song (1), and Pusa (1).

“Among the new cases, 257 were individuals who had contact with positive Covid-19 cases, 54 were individuals linked to existing active clusters, 52 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities, 121 were from other screenings at health facilities, and one was an individual who had returned from Kuala Lumpur (Import B),” said the committee.

It stated that a total of 453 cases had been discharged from hospitals and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs) today.

SDMC said that of these, 230 were discharged from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and the PKRC under it, Sibu Hospital and its PKRC (64), Kapit Hospital and its PKRC (33), Betong PKRC (31), Serian PKRC (27), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) PKRC (17), Bintulu Hospital and its PKRC (17), Miri Hospital and its PKRC (15), Sarikei Hospital (8), Sri Aman Hospital (8), and Mukah PKRC (3).

“This brings the number of cases which have recovered and been discharged in Sarawak to 70,572 or 91.98 percent of the total number of cases,” it said.

The committee said there were still 5,519 active cases remaining in the state.