Fewer positive cases in the state

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 491 Covid-19 positive cases today (June 26), a big decrease compared to 673 cases the previous day. State had recorded a total of 63,311 positive cases.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 316 cases or 64.35 percent of the new cases were detected in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri  and Subis districts.

Kuching district accounted for 106 new cases; Sibu 79; Bintulu 50; Miri 47; Subis 34; Sarikei 27; Betong 22; Tatau 19; Kapit 17; Song 12; Kanowit 11; Telang Usan and Bau nine cases each; Bukit Mabong and Sri Aman  eight cases each; Lubok Antu (six); Selangau, Serian and Tebedu  five cases each and Saratok (three).

Pusa and Dalat recorded two cases each while Matu, Limbang, Meradong, Pakan and Mukah recorded one new case each.

Fifty-two out of the 491 cases were individuals who were symptomatic during the Covid-19 screening.

There were 421 new recoveries and discharges from hospitals statewide today (Saturday).

Of these, 86 were from the Sarawak General Hospital and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it; the Sibu Hospital and   the PKRC under it (77); the Miri Hospital and the PKRC under it (61); the Bintulu Hospital and the PKRC under it (59); the Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it (55); PKRDC Serian (34); the Kapit Hospital and the PKRC under it (25); PKRC Mukah (11); the Sri Aman Hospital and the PKRC under it (eight); PKRC Lawas (four); and PKRC Betong (one).

These bring the number of recovered and discharged cases so far to 52,218 or 82.48 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

There are 10,545 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRC and hospital isolation wards in the state.