State registers 281 new cases

KUCHING:  Sarawak entered its third consecutive day of recording less than 300 cases after registering 281 new cases on Thursday (July 8).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said Kuching accounted for 57 new cases; Sri Aman (52); Sibu (40); Mukah (18); Bintulu (17); Samarahan (15); Telang Usan (14) and Kapit (11).

There were eight new cases reported in Serian; Miri (seven); Bau (six) while Subis and Sarikei each recorded four cases.

The districts of Meradong, Kanowit, Bukit Mabong and Tatau recorded three new cases respectively while two cases were recorded in Lundu, Dalat, Betong, Sebauh, Selangau and Matu respectively.

Asajaya, Tebedu, Pakan and Song each recorded one case.

“Of the total, 189 cases were individuals who had close contact with Covid-19 positive case while 31 were individuals from existing active clusters.

“There were 16 cases from screenings of symptomatic individuals at health facilities and 41 cases from other screenings at health facilities. There were two Import B cases of individuals returning from other states in Malaysia and two Import A cases from Indonesia,” the committee said.

On another note, the committee disclosed that there were 426 new recoveries and discharges from hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRCs) statewide.

These bring the total number of recovered and discharged cases thus far to 57,498 or 84.75 percent.

There are 9,758 individuals still undergoing treatment at PKRC and isolation wards in the state.