Sarawak records 351 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 351 new positive Covid-19 cases on Monday (Apr 12), bringing the state’s tally to 20,352.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 123 of these new cases were reported in Bintulu District, Sibu (64), Kuching (30), Kapit (25), Mukah (23), Miri (16), Saratok (10), Sarikei (10), Julau (9), Meradong (8), Selangau (5), Sri Aman (5), Bau (4), Limbang (4), Beluru (3), Kanowit (3), Bukit Mabong (2), Serian (2), Belaga (1), Sebauh (1), Song (1), Subis (1), and Kabong (1).

“Of the 351 new cases reported, 51 individuals showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening,” they said in a statement today.

They said 257 of the cases detected were persons who had been directed to undergo quarantine order at quarantine centres.

Providing a breakdown of the 351 cases reported, they said 235 were from screenings by individuals who had contact with positive cases while 56 were categorised as other screenings at health facilities.

“Thirty-eight cases were from screenings by symptomatic individuals at health facilities and 21 were individuals involved in existing active clusters.

“One case was involved a person who had come from another state within Malaysia, categorised as an Import B case,” said the committee.

They said 208 new cases had recovered and been discharged from hospitals on Monday — 76 from Bintulu Hospital, Sibu Hospital (35), Miri Hospital (22), Serian Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) (19), Sarikei Hospital (16), Sri Aman Prison PKRC (13), Mukah PKRC (11), Sarawak General Hospital (8), PKRC under Kapit Hospital (6), and Betong PKRC (2).

“This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 16,452 or 80.84 percent of total cases in Sarawak,” said SDMC.

They said there were still 3,713 cases being isolated and treated at PKRCs and hospital wards in the state.

“A total of 351 new persons-under-investigation (PUIs) have been reported and no PUIs are awaiting laboratory test results,” they said.