KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 445 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths today (May 1).
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said that these brought the total number of cases in the state to 31,104 with a death toll of 180.
It said that 60 percent of the 445 cases were detected in the districts of Sibu, Beluru, Miri, Mukah and Selangau.
Sibu district saw the highest cases with 98, followed by Beluru (51), Miri (41), Mukah (40), Selangau (37), Bintulu (31), Kuching (26), Samarahan (22), Serian (20), Julau (12), Kanowit (12), Subis (11), Limbang (10), Tebedu (eight), Kapit (six), Meradong (four), Song (three), Tatau (three), Belaga (three), Bau (two), Bukit Mabong (two), Saratok (one), Sebauh (one), Asajaya (one) and Betong (one).
Of the total new cases reported, 56 people showed signs and experienced symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening.
SDMC said that 352 out of 445 cases had been instructed to undergo quarantine at designated places.
235 cases were screened after having contacts with positive cases, 115 were individuals linked to active clusters, 48 detected from other screenings in health facilities, 45 from other screenings, and two Import B cases involving individuals returning from other states.
Sarawak also reported 441 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 24,888 or 80.02 percent of the total cases.
SDMC added 5,419 individuals were still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the state.
445 new persons under investigation (PUI) cases had been reported,” it said.