State records lower positive cases at 361, one death

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 361 Covid-19 positive cases today (July 3) and one fatality, down from 440 cases and four deaths recorded the previous day.

This brings the cumulative total number of cases to 66,196 with the death toll at 418.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 194 cases or 53.74 percent of the new cases were detected in Kuching, Sibu, Subis, Bau, and Bintulu districts.

Kuching district accounted for 77 new cases; Sibu (33); Subis (32); Bau (27); Bintulu (25); twenty-two each in Saratok and Miri; Serian (12); eleven each in Sri Aman and Kapit, while Song recorded 10 cases.

Nine new cases were recorded in Telang Usan and Samarahan respectively; Mukah (seven); five cases each in Limbang, Asajaya, Dalat, Tatau, Tebedu, and Kanowit.

Lundu, Pakan, Selangau and Sebauh recorded three cases respectively, while there were two cases each in Belaga, Meradong, Simunjan, and Sarikei; and one case each recorded in Beluru, Matu, Marudi, and Betong.

Meanwhile, the state recorded 529 new recoveries and discharges from hospitals statewide on Saturday.

Of these, 98 were from Sarawak General Hospital and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it; Sibu Hospital and and the PKRC under it (78); Bintulu Hospital and the PKRC under it (74); Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it (70); PKRC Serian (56); Miri Hospital and the PKRC under it (50);  Sri Aman Hospital and the PKRC under it (32); PKRC Mukah (29); Kapit Hospital and the PKRC under it (24); PKRC Betong (17); and PKRC Lawas (one).

These bring the number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 55,701 or 84.15 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.

There are 9,922 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRC and hospital isolation wards in the state.

The committee said the death case was a 62-year-old elderly woman from Kapit who was tested positive on June 22.

The case was receiving treatment at the Kapit Hospital and had a history of high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.