State records 352 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 352 new Covid-19 positive cases today, pushing the state’s tally to 68,599 cases.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Sarikei accounted for 65 new cases; Kuching (64); Saratok (29); Lubok Antu and Sibu (19 cases each); Meradong (18) and Telang Usan (17).

There were 16 cases reported in Mukah, Serian and Sri Aman respectively. Subis had 15 cases while Bintulu and Miri recorded 13 cases each.

Tatau reported nine cases; Bau (six); Samarahan (five); Kapit and Tebedu (three each) and Lundu (two).

The districts of Asajaya, Pusa, Sebauh and Selangau recorded one case respectively.

SDMC said 160 cases were individuals who had close contact with Covid-19 positive cases, 133 were from active clusters, 38 cases were from screenings of symptomatic individuals at health clinics and 20 cases were other screenings at health facilities.

There was one Import B case of an individual returning from Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, there were 386 new recoveries and discharge from hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRCs) statewide.

This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 58,401 or 85.13 percent.

There are 9,558 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRCs and hospital isolation wards in the state.