Positive cases continue to drop

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 544 Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday (June 13), compared to 569 cases the previous day. With the new cases, the state’s tally is now 55,443 cases.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 304 cases or 55.88 percent of the new cases were detected in Kuching, Bintulu, Sibu, Miri, and Saratok.

The districts that recorded cases on Sunday were Kuching with 85 cases; Bintulu (77); Sibu (63); Miri (46); Saratok (33); Mukah (29); Sri Aman (27); Dalat (26); Sarikei (25); Song (19); Kanowit

(16); Kapit (15); Bukit Mabong (14); Subis (12); Bau (10); Tatau (nine); Asajaya (nine); Serian (seven); Lundu (five); Marudi (three); two each in Samarahan, Telang Usan, Sebauh, and Tebedu; and one each in Pakan, Tanjung Manis, Beluru, Lubok Antu, Selangau, and Matu.

Of the total cases, 75 were individuals who were symptomatic during the Covid-19 screening.

The committee said in its Covid-19 daily update statement, “343 new cases were screened after having contacts with positive cases, 85 were individuals linked to active clusters while 69 were from other screenings in health facilities”.

It added 44 cases were from screenings of symptomatic individuals in health facilities, two were import A cases involving individuals returning from Indonesia while another one was an import B case involving an individual returning from other states. 

SDMC reported that 871 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals statewide on Sunday.

Of these, 249 were from the Bintulu Hospital and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it; the Miri Hospital and PKRC under it (204); the Kapit Hospital and PKRC under it (119); the Sarawak General Hospital and the PKRC under it (111); the Sarikei Hospital and PKRC under it (51); the Sibu Hospital and PKRC under it (47); the Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC under it (40); PKRC Serian (23); PKRC Betong (21); and PKRC Mukah (six).

With these, the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far is 45,591 or 82.23 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

SDMC said 9,385 individuals were still undergoing treatment at PKRCs and hospital isolation wards in the state.

It added 544 persons under investigation (PUIs) had been reported.