State records three deaths, consecutive below 300 cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded three Covid-19 deaths and a second consecutive day below 300 positive cases – at 289 cases on Wednesday (July 7).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today (July 7) disclosed that Kuching accounted for 64 of the cases followed by Sibu (37);  Saratok (24); Miri and Bintulu (22 each); Sarikei (16); Song (14); Samarahan (13) and Kapit (11).

There were 10 cases reported in Subis and Serian respectively, Mukah (nine), Bau (seven), Selangau (six), Sri Aman (five), Kanowit (four) and Telang Usan (three).

The districts of Tatau, Betong, Lubok Antu and Pusa recorded two cases each while Bukit Mabong, Meradong, Simunjan and Belaga had one new case respectively.

Of the total, 195 were individuals who had close contact with positive cases; 36 were from active clusters; 37 from other screenings at health facilities and 17 were symptomatic individuals tested at health facilities.

There were three Import B cases of individual returning from other states in Malaysia and one imported case of individual returning from overseas namely Papua New Guinea, SDMC said.

The state recorded 308 new recoveries who were discharged from hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRC) statewide.

These bring the total number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 57,070 or 84.47 percent.

There are 9,910 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRC and hospital isolation wards in the state.

Meanwhile, the committee said the 422nd death involved an 82-year-old woman from Sibu district.

She was confirmed Covid-19 positive on May 8 and passed away at Sibu Hospital.

The 423rd death was a 52-year-old man from Selangau district who had comorbid of high blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and heart disease.

He was confirmed Covid-19 positive on June 15 and he passed away at Sibu Hospital.

The 424th death was a 60-year-old woman from Sibu district, she had comorbid of high blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and heart disease.

She was confirmed Covid-19 positive on June 27 and she passed away at Sibu Hospital as well.