State records two deaths, 634 positive cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 634 new positive Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (August 11) a slight decrease compared to the previous day’s 836 cases. This brings the state’s total tally to 83,387 cases to date.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee in a statement today, said the state also recorded two new deaths, raising its Covid-19 death toll to 475.

Kuching accounted for most of the new cases at 319, followed by Samarahan (64); Bau (42); Lundu (41); Sibu (40); Bintulu (34); Serian (31); Simunjan (14); Mukah (13); Miri and Sri Aman (six cases each); Selangau (five); Tebedu (four); Pusa and Kabong (three each). There were two cases recorded in Tatau, Betong and Beluru respectively while Meradong, Belaga and Subis recorded one case respectively.

Of the new cases reported, 426 were individuals who had contacts with positive cases, 77 were individuals linked to existing active clusters and 72 were from screening of symptomatic individuals at health facilities.

There were 57 from other screenings at health facilities, one Import B case from an individual returning from Johor and one Import A case of an individual returning from Arab Saudi.

“Based on the clinical categories, 465 cases or 73.34 percent are in Category 1 (asymptomatic) while 167 cases or 26.34 percent are in Category 2 (mild symptoms) and two cases or 0.32 percent in Category 3 (lungs infection),” SDMC said.

On the two new deaths reported, the committee said the 474th death was a 41-year-old man from Sibu who was confirmed positive on August 6.

The 475th death was a 65-year-old man, also from Sibu. He was confirmed positive on August 4.

Both the victims passed away in Sibu Hospital.

SDMC also reported 437 recoveries and discharge from hospitals and quarantine and low risk treatment centres (PKRCs) throughout the state.

“This brings the number of recovered and discharged cases in Sarawak to 75,063 or 90.02 percent of the total number of cases. There are still 7,669 active cases,” the committee added.