KUCHING: Sarawak recorded no new positive Covid-19 case yesterday for the fourth consecutive day, with the total number of positive cases in the state so far remaining at 571.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement, said there were also no new recovery cases and discharge from hospitals yesterday.

The total number of positive Covid-19 cases which had recovered and been discharged remained at 544, or 95.27 percent.

“A total of ten individuals are still undergoing treatment at hospital isolations wards,” it stated.

Of these, five are in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) Kuching, one in Sibu Hospital, and four in Bintulu Hospital.

The Covid-19 death toll remains at 17 since the first positive case was reported on March 13.

“Forty-four new person under investigation (PUI) cases have been reported, and five cases are still awaiting laboratory results,” SDMC said.

The committee also reported that 92 persons under surveillance (PUS) checked into hotels yesterday to undergo quarantine, bringing the total number of PUS at 13 hotels to 892, while 17,124 PUS had completed their quarantine period.

On compliance with directives under the recovery movement control order (RMCO), SDMC said that 1,953 premises were surveyed yesterday. They consisted of supermarkets (236), restaurants (409), factories (14), banks (152), government offices (69), hawkers (20), public markets (91), and places of worship (87), recreational places (57), construction sites (26) and others (792).

On Ops Benteng, it reported that six roadblocks were set up in five districts yesterday, namely two in Lundu and one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu. “From these roadblocks, a total of 1,221 vehicles were checked,” it said.