Daily positive cases remain high at 250

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 250 new positive Covid-19 cases today (Feb 26), bringing the state’s tally to 9,119.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 104 cases were recorded in Sibu District, Kuching (43), Kapit (39), Meradong (13), Bintulu (10), Betong (nine), Miri (eight), Samarahan (four), three cases each in Sebauh and Subis, two cases each in Julau, Dalat, Beluru, Selangau, Bau, and one case each in Asajaya, Serian, Saratok and Song.

Of the 104 cases in Sibu District, 75 were individuals screened through active case detection (ACD), 16 were other screenings at health centres, 13 were symptomatic individuals screened at health centres.

The cases in Kuching District comprised of 36 involving the Emperoh Jambu Cluster, five were other screenings at health centres, one was screened through active case detection (ACD), and one was a local who had returned from Kuala Lumpur – with the case categorised as an Import B case.

The 39 cases in Kapit District consisted of 27 from the Gelong Cluster, 11 were individuals screened through ACD, and one involved the Pasai Cluster.

In Meradong District, five of the 13 new cases involved the Sungai Bakong Cluster, while all nine cases reported in Betong District involved the Jalan Muhibbah Cluster.

Three of the four new cases reported in Samarahan District involved the Jalan Green Cluster and one was an individual who had returned from Johor. Most of the other cases reported in the various districts were detected through active case detection (ACD).

Meanwhile, there were 131 new recoveries who were discharged from hospitals in the state.

These comprised of 93 cases from Sibu Hospital, Sarawak General Hospital (16), PKRC under Kapit Hospital (nine), Bintulu Hospital (seven) and Miri Hospital (six).

This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 6,621 or 72.61 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.

SDMC also reported 2,385 people still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the state – 1,097 in Sibu Hospital, SGH (379), Bintulu Hospital (272), Miri Hospital (208), PKRC Kapit (207), Sarikei Hospital (197), PKRC Sri Aman (25).

Today, there were 373 new person-under-investigation (PUI) reported with 40 still awaiting laboratory results.

Meanwhile, 585 person-under-surveillance (PUS) checked into the respective hotel and quarantine centres to undergo mandatory quarantine.

To date there are a total of 6,084 PUS placed at 86 hotels and quarantine centres statewide while 68,139 PUS have completed the quarantine period and allowed to return home.