Declining case trend since May

The Covid-19 case trend in Sarawak shows a decline.

KUCHING: There is a declining trend for the Covid-19 cases in Sarawak since the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) at the end of May.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian in sharing the data of the case figure hoped that the trend would continue.

“Thank you very much all Sarawakians for playing our role and doing our part, take responsibility in our solidarity against Covid-19.

“Truly this is a Sarawak spirit whereby everyone comes together in the anti-pandemic fight during the state’s worst health crisis,” he said in a Facebook post today.

In the graph of Covid-19 case trend, the average Covid-19 case per week between May 29 and April 6 was 640.37. This declined to 359 for the week between July 3 and July 9.

At the same time, the average direct deaths due to Covid-19 also dropped from 5.71 for the week between May 29 and April 6 to 1.0 for the week between July 3 and July 9.

The MCO in Sarawak came into force on May 29. Interstate and inter-zone travels are also not allowed except for those in essential services who have a police permit or a verification letter from their employers.

In addition, high-risk individuals are advised to stay at home, while children below 12 years are not allowed to go to crowded, public and open areas.

However, people are allowed to go out to perform their official duties, seek healthcare or medical services, as well as buy food and other daily necessities along with getting their Covid-19 vaccine jabs.

Dr Sim noted that the priority of the SDMC for June was to save lives through the mass vaccination exercise conducted state-wide.

He added that the priority for July was to scale up the vaccine rollout, ensuring that the people’s livelihood and the economy are protected and saved.