State records 587 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 587 Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday (May 2), bringing the state’s tally to 31,691.

Mukah district accounted for 175 new cases; Bintulu (61), Sibu (57), Kanowit (56), Kuching (45), Kapit (37), Miri (30), Sri Aman (25), Sebauh (20), Song (14), Pakan (nine), Serian (eight), Meradong and Subis each recorded seven cases, Bau (six), Betong and Beluru (five each). There were four cases in Tebedu and Lundu respectively, Tanjung Manis (three), Matu and Samarahan (two each) while Tatau, Marudi, Julau, Dalat and Simunjan each recorded one case.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said forty-seven out of the 587 cases are individuals who were symptomatic during the Covid-19 screening.

A total of 523 individuals had been instructed to undergo quarantine at designated places,” SDMC said in a statement today.

In short, 308 new cases were screened after having contact to positive cases, 213 are individuals linked to active clusters, 44 detected from other screenings in health facilities, 20 from the screening of symptomatic individuals, and two import B cases involving individuals returning from other states.

On another note, SDMC reported that 472 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals statewide on Sunday.

“Of these, 144 were from Bintulu Hospital and the Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it; Sibu Hospital and PKRC under it (80); PKRC Mukah (53); Miri Hospital and the PKRC under it (48); Sarawak General Hospital and the PKRC under it (45); Kapit Hospital and the PKRC under it (29); Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it (27); PKRC Serian (22); PKRC Betong (18); Limbang Hospital (four); and Sri Aman Hospital (two).

These bring the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 25,360 or 80.02 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

There are 6,075 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the state.