Highest in country for a second time

Uggah speaks at the press conference.

State records highest number of cases to date

Sarawak recorded its highest daily positive cases with 426 new cases on Sunday, also the highest in the country, taking the state’s tally to 15,869.

The state also recorded two deaths related to the pandemic on the same day.

The previous highest figure of 407 positive cases in the state was reported on March 19.

Of the total positive cases, Uggah said 203 were reported in Serian, Bintulu (72), Kuching (41), Sibu (31), Miri (21), Samarahan (13), Julau (11), Song (eight), Kapit (six), Pakan, Sarikei, Sebauh and Sri Aman — three each, Kanowit and Meradong — two each, while Betong, Limbang, Mukah and Selangau recorded one case each.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said 33 cases were showing symptoms during the screening tests while 383 others comprised individuals who had been instructed to undergo quarantine at designated places.

“In short, 224 cases were individuals linked to active clusters, 149 were screened after having contact with positive cases, 28 detected from other screenings in health facilities, 15 from screening of symptomatic individuals, and 10 Import B cases involving individuals returning from other states,” Uggah told a daily Covid-19 press conference today.

He also said 205 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals today — 53 from Sibu Hospital, 32 from Miri Hospital, 30 from Sarikei Hospital, 29 from Bintulu Hospital, 27 from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), 14 from Sri Aman Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), seven from Betong PKRC, six each from Kapit PKRC and Serian PKRC, and one from Mukah PKRC.

“These take the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 12,834 or 80.87 percent of total cases in Sarawak,” he said.

There are 2,882 persons still undergoing treatment in hospitals around the state — 626 in Sibu Hospital and PKRC, Miri Hospital and PKRC (491), Bintulu Hospital and PKRC (443), SGH and Kuching PKRC (314), Semuja Immigration Depot PKRC in Serian (428), Serian PKRC (181), Sarikei Hospital and PKRC (146), Kapit Hospital and PKRC (126), Betong Hospital and PKRC (53), Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC (49), Mukah PKRC (20) and Limbang Hospital (five).

“Today (Sunday), 430 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases have been reported and none await laboratory results,” he said.