State records four deaths, 363 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 363 new Covid-19 cases today, a slight increase compared to Wednesday’s 289 cases.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching accounted for 137 cases; Lundu (120); Sibu (21); Subis (14) and Kapit (11).

There were eight cases recorded in Miri, Samarahan and Meradong respectively; Serian (seven); five each in Bintulu, Sarikei, Mukah and Beluru while Betong and Asajaya recorded two cases each.

The districts of Bau, Tebedu, Bukit Mabaong, Tatau and Selangau recorded one case respectively.

“A total of 167 cases were individuals who had close contact to Covid-19 positive cases, 145 cases were individuals from an existing cluster, 25 cases from a screening of symptomatic individuals at health facilities, 24 cases from other screenings at health facilities and two Import B cases of individuals returning from Kuala Lumpur,” it said.

The committee also disclosed that four fatalities were recorded in the state, pushing the death toll to 443.

The 440th death was a 50-year-old man from Kapit district whose body was brought to Kapit Hospital, he was confirmed Covid-19 positive on July 11 and he had no comorbid.

The 441st death was a 35-year-old l man from Sibu district who was confirmed Covid-19 positive on July 4.

He had comorbid high blood pressure, obesity and gout, he passed away in Sibu Hospital.

The 442nd death was a 78-year-old man also from Sibu district who was confirmed Covid-19 positive on July 9.

Meanwhile, the 443rd death was a 71-year-old woman from Sibu district who was confirmed Covid-19 positive on July 11.

She had comorbid high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, she passed away at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

On a brighter note, SDMC said there were 1,628 new recoveries at hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRCs) statewide.

The number brings the total recovered and discharged patients to 64,115 or 91.30 percent so far.

There are 5,507 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRCs and isolation wards statewide.