No new Covid-19 case in Sarawak

Sarawak recorded no new positive Covid-19 case today, with the total number of cases in the state remaining at 549.

KUCHING: There is no new positive Covid-19 case in the state today, with the total number of cases remaining at 549.

A statement from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said there is also no new case of recovery and discharge from hospitals.

“Thus far, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases which have recovered and been discharged remains at 473, or 86.16 per cent,” it said.

One hundred and forty-one new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases have been reported, and 155 cases are still awaiting laboratory results.

As of today, there are 59 cases undergoing treatment in hospitals, with none in the intensive care unit (ICU) and none requiring breathing assistance.

SDMC reported that samples have been taken from 40,056 individuals.

Nineteen cases have re-tested positive for Covid-19 and been readmitted to hospitals. Thus far, the virus has caused 17 deaths in the state.

SDMC said 48 persons-under-surveillance (PUS) have been checked into hotels today to undergo quarantine, bringing the total number of PUS at 38 hotels throughout Sarawak to 1,140 while 11,282 PUS have completed their quarantine period.

Meanwhile, 2,510 applications for inter-district movement have been received at 28 Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) headquarters throughout the state today, bringing the cumulative total to 66,514 applications.

“Of this total, 60,904 have been approved and 5,610 have been rejected,” the statement said.

SDMC said 1,808 locations have been monitored today by surveillance teams, including supermarkets (218), restaurants (290), factories (18), banks (128), government offices (62), hawkers (171), public markets (98), places of worship (127), recreational places (64), construction sites (18), and others (614).

As of today, 30,922 notifications on opening of economic sectors have been received. Of these, 22,372 were received online and 8,550 via email.

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