KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 588 new positive Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (June 2), bringing the state’s tally to 48,620.
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (June 2) said 284 of these cases, or 48.3 percent, were detected in the districts of Kuching, Miri, Sarikei, and Sibu.
A total of 106 cases were recorded in Kuching District, Miri (67), Sarikei (61), Sibu (50), Samarahan (41), Tatau (38), Bintulu (35), Selangau (24), Asajaya (23), Sri Aman (22), Kapit (21), Bau (18), Beluru (11), Simunjan (11), Kanowit (10), Betong (seven), Pakan and Marudi (six each), Pusa, Subis and Dalat (five each), Meradong and Mukah (four each), Serian and Lundu (three each), and Sebauh (two).
“Of the 588 new cases reported, 70 people exhibited signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening,” SDMC said, adding 481 individuals were those who had been issued quarantine orders.
On the overall breakdown of the new cases, 393 were persons who had contact with positive Covid-19 cases, 88 were linked to existing active clusters, 58 were from other screenings at health facilities, and 49 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities.
“Today (June 2), 427 new cases have recovered and been discharged,” SDMC added.
The committee said 94 of these cases were discharged from Bintulu Hospital and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), Sibu Hospital and PKRC (88), Sarawak General Hospital and PKRC (85), Miri Hospital and PKRC (79), Sarikei Hospital and PKRC (25), Kapit Hospital and PKRC (24), Betong PKRC (11), Mukah PKRC and Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC (nine each), Serian PKRC (two), and Lawas PKRC (one).
“This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 39,750 or 81.76 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak,” SDMC said.
There are still 8,456 active cases being isolated and treated at hospital wards and PKRCs throughout the state.
“A total of 588 new persons-under-investigation (PUIs) have been reported and no PUIs are awaiting laboratory test results,” said SDMC.