Sarawak’s positive tally surpasses 50k mark

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 651 new positive Covid-19 cases today raising the state’s tally to 50,571.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said 331 of these new cases, or 50.84 percent, were detected in the districts of Kuching, Sibu, Sebauh and Miri.

Kuching District leads the tally with 146 cases followed by Sibu (75 cases), Sebauh (57), Miri (53), Meradong (36), Subis (35), Bintulu (30), Dalat (24), Kapit (22), Pakan (21), Bau and Asajaya (20 cases each), Serian and Tatau (15 each), Samarahan (13), Song (11), Sri Aman and Sarikei (nine cases each), Kabong (seven), Telang Usan (six), Tebedu (five), Lubok Antu (four). Pusa, Betong, Selangau and Mukah each recorded three cases while Bukit Mabong and Kanowit recorded two cases respectively, Lundu and Saratok recorded one case each.

Of the 651 new cases reported, 62 people exhibited signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening. Five hundred and 24 of the cases were individuals who had been issued quarantine orders.

SDMC also recorded 440 new recoveries. Seventy-nine of these cases were discharged from Miri Hospital and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), Bintulu Hospital and PKRC (78), Kapit Hospital and PKRC (67), Sarawak General Hospital and PKRC (63), Sibu Hospital and PKRC (49), Sarikei Hospital and PKRC (44), Betong PKRC (18), Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC (13), Mukah PKRC (11), Lawas PKRC (10), Serian PKRC (seven), and one from Limbang Hospital.

This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases to 41,404, or 81.87 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.

There are still 8,736 active cases being isolated and treated at hospital wards and PKRCs throughout the state.