544 new cases recorded on Thursday

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 544 new positive Covid-19 cases on Thursday (July 1), raising the state’s case tally to 65,395.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 338 of these cases, or 62.13 per cent, were detected in five districts, namely Kuching, Tebedu, Sibu, Bintulu, and Miri.

Kuching District recorded 118 cases, Tebedu (63), Sibu (58), Bintulu (56), Miri (43), Song (41), Telang Usan (21), Serian (17), Bau (15), Kanowit (15), Samarahan (15), Marudi (11), Kapit (11), Subis (10), Sri Aman (7), Tatau (6), Tanjung Manis (6), Mukah (5), Asajaya (4), Simunjan (3), Meradong (3), Saratok (3), Lundu (2), Sarikei (2), Bukit Mabong (2), Sebauh (2), Belaga (1), Matu (1), Lawas (1), Julau (1), and Betong (1).

“Of the 544 new cases reported, 74 people exhibited signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening,” SDMC said in a statement on Thursday.

SDMC stated that 464 cases were individuals who had been issued quarantine orders.

Providing a breakdown of the 544 new cases, it said 334 were those who had contact with positive cases, 125 were linked to existing active clusters, 52 were from other screenings at health facilities, 28 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities, three were individuals who had returned from other states in Malaysia (Import B), and two were individuals who had returned from Indonesia (Import A).

“Today (Thursday), 494 new cases have recovered and been discharged.”

Of these, SDMC said 139 cases were discharged from Sibu Hospital and the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it, Sarawak General Hospital and its PKRC (91), Miri Hospital and its PKRC (72), Sarikei Hospital and its PKRC (72), Betong PKRC (27), Bintulu Hospital and its PKRC (25), Sri Aman Hospital and Sri Aman PKRC (21), Serian PKRC (17), Kapit Hospital and its PKRC (16), Mukah PKRC (13), and Lawas PKRC (1).

“This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 54,678.”