Another 594 new cases statewide

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 594 new Covid-19 positive cases today (June 3), bringing the state’s tally to 49,214.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 362 or 60.94 percent of the total number of cases were detected in the districts of Kuching, Miri, Sarikei and Bintulu.

“Kuching recorded 136 cases, followed by Miri (99), Sarikei (66), Bintulu (61), Sri Aman (48), Sibu (38), Dalat (32), Subis (20), Tatau (14), Kapit (13), Samarahan (13), Saratok (10), Serian (eight), Kabong (seven), Selangau (six), Bau (five), Pakan (four), Mukah (three), Julau (two), Limbang (two), and one each in Pusa, Kanowit, Bukit Mabong, Beluru, Betong, Lawas and Marudi,” it said today.

It said out of the 594 cases, 49 people have shown signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening.

“A total of 472 cases detected were individuals who had been given quarantine orders,” the committee said.

Providing a breakdown of the 594 new cases, SDMC said 367 were individuals who had close contact with positive Covid-19 cases, 102 were linked to existing active clusters, 91 were from other screenings at health facilities, 31 were from symptomatic individual screenings at health facilities, and three involved persons who had returned from other states within Malaysia (Import B).

“Today, 610 new cases have recovered and been discharged from hospitals,” it said.

SDMC said 211 of these cases were discharged from Sarawak General Hospital and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), Sibu Hospital and PKRC (112), Miri Hospital and PKRC (90), Bintulu Hospital and PKRC (74), Mukah PKRC (29), Sarikei Hospital and PKRC (28), Kapit Hospital and PKRC (23), Serian PKRC (18), Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC (10), Betong PKRC (eight) and Lawas PKRC (seven).

“This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 40,365 or 82.02 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak,” it said.

It added that there are 8,427 active cases being isolated and treated at hospital wards and PKRCs throughout the state.

“A total of 594 new persons-under-investigation have been reported and none are awaiting laboratory test results,” the committee said.