State records 270 new cases, one death

KUCHING: Sarawak yesterday (July 11) recorded 270 Covid-19 positive cases and one death. 

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the cumulative total number of cases now stood at 68,869 while the death toll was 432.

The Kuching district accounted for 74 new cases; Meradong 36; Mukah 22; Sarikei 21; Samarahan 16; Miri and Sibu 14 cases each; Bintulu and Saratok 10 cases each; Telang Usan eight; Subis seven and Sri Aman six.

Five cases each were recorded in Bukit Mabong and Kanowit while Bau, Julau, and Kapit recorded four cases each; Selangau three and Marudi two.

The districts of Betong, Lundu, Pakan, Tatau and Tebedu recorded one Covid-19 case. 

Thirty-three out of the 270 cases were symptomatic individuals during the Covid-19 screening.

Meanwhile, there were 526 new recoveries and discharges from hospitals statewide yesterday (Sunday).

Of these, 109 were from the Sarawak General Hospital and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it; the Sibu Hospital   and the PKRC under it (101); the Bintulu Hospital and the PKRC under it (93); the Miri Hospital and the PKRC under it (92); PKRC Serian (42); the Kapit Hospital and the PKRC under it (32); the Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it (19); PKRC Betong (13); the Sri Aman Hospital and the PKRC under it (12); PKRC Mukah (11); and PKRC Lawas (two).

These bring the number of recovered and discharged cases so far to 58,931 or 85.57 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

There are 9,349 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRC and hospital isolation wards in the state.

The SDMC said the only death case involved a 71-year-old man from Bintulu who tested positive on June 21.

“The man, who was treated at the Bintulu Hospital, had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary and heart disease,” it added.