Sarawak records 512 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 512 Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday (April 15), bringing the state’s tally to 21,960.

This is the third time daily cases in Sarawak have exceeded the half-thousand mark, with the highest being 607 cases recorded on April 13 – the only time it surpassed the 600 mark.

Bintulu district recorded the highest number at 120 cases, Sibu (99), Subis (80), Kuching (56), Miri (31), Kapit (30), Meradong (29), Serian (22), Kanowit (10), Samarahan (nine), Sarikei (seven), Bukit Mabong (six), Limbang (three), Kabong (two), while Asajaya, Bau, Belaga, Beluru, Julau, Saratok, Song and Sri Aman recorded one case each.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said 61 new cases had shown symptoms during screening tests.

Additionally, 425 out of the total cases comprised of individuals who had been instructed to undergo quarantine at designated places.

“In short, 297 were screened after having contact to positive cases, 123 cases were individuals linked to active clusters, 60 detected from other screenings in health facilities, 27 from screening of symptomatic individuals and five import B cases involving individuals returning from other states,” he said in a daily Covid-19 press conference today.

Meanwhile, 409 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 17,288 or 78.72 percent.

Uggah said there were 4,472 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the state.

“Today (Thursday), 508 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases have been reported and one is awaiting laboratory result,” he added.