State records 161 new positive cases

By Noor Syahhira Hady & Sarah Hafizah Chandra

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a total of 161 Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday (Feb 14).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement, said of the total, 60 cases were recorded in Subis; Sibu (45); Bintulu (16); Kapit (15); Samarahan (12); Miri (five); Julau (two); while Kuching, Sri Aman, Saratok, Pakan, Beluru and Kanowit recorded one case each.

It added 147 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals.

Ninety-two patients were discharged from Sibu Hospital, Bintulu Hospital (20); Miri Hospital (14); Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centre (PKRC) in Kapit (12); Sarawak General Hospital (eight); and Sarikei Hospital (one).

“This brings the total number of positive Covid-19 cases that have recovered and allowed to be discharged to 4,701 people or 71.38 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak,” it said.

As of Sunday, 170 new person under investigation (PUI) cases were reported.

SDMC advised the public to help in preventing and stopping the spread of Covid-19 in their respective communities.

It reminded the public to also comply with the conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs) that have been issued and continue to remain vigilant and maintain high personal hygiene.