KUCHING: Sarawak recorded no new positive Covid-19 cases yesterday, with the total number of positive cases in the state thus far remaining at 573.

In a statement, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said that no new cases had recovered and been discharged from hospitals yesterday.

 “Thus, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases which have recovered and been discharged remains at 551 or 96.16 percent,” it said.

SDMC said that five individuals are still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards. Of these, two each are in Sarawak General Hospital here and Sibu Hospital, and one in Bintulu Hospital.

“Twenty new person under investigation (PUI) cases have been reported, and seven are still awaiting laboratory results,” SDMC said.

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

The committee reported that 48 persons under surveillance (PUS) had been checked into hotels yesterday to undergo quarantine, bringing the total number of PUS at 11 hotels to 560, while 18,098 PUS had completed their quarantine period.

On Op Benteng, SDMC said that there were six roadblocks in five districts yesterday, namely two in Lundu and one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu.

“From these six roadblocks, a total of 1,308 vehicles were checked,” it said.        

Meanwhile, SDMC said that 1,955 premises had been surveyed yesterday for recovery movement control order (RMCO) compliance, comprising supermarkets (133), restaurants (411), factories (33), banks (179), government offices (91), hawker stalls (44), public markets (114), places of worship (94), recreational places (59), construction sites (27) and others (770).