Two new deaths, 522 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 522 new cases and two fatalities today with the total number of cases nationwide for the same day standing at 3,332.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 140 of these cases were reported in Bintulu District, Sibu (96), Miri (69), Kuching (58), Kanowit (40), Selangau (15), Sri Aman (15), Serian (13), Kapit (13), Mukah (nine), Lundu (seven), Song (six), Bukit Mabong (six), Pakan (five), Bau (five), Saratok (four), Betong (four), Sarikei (four), Matu (four), Julau (three), Daro (two), Samarahan (two), Tanjung Manis (one) and Limbang (one).

“This brings the total number of cases to 29,899,” said SDMC today.

It added that out of the 522 new cases, 42 were symptomatic and had shown signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening while 453 were among those who had been given the quarantine order.

Of the 522 cases, SDMC said 404 individuals had contact with positive Covid-19 cases, 48 were linked to existing active clusters, 35 were screenings by symptomatic individuals at health facilities, 34 were other screenings at health facilities and one case involved individual who had returned from other states within Malaysia (categorised as Import B case).

“On another matter, 441 cases have recovered and were discharged on Thursday.

“Of these, 110 were from Sibu Hospital and the Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under it, Sarawak General Hospital and the PKRC under it (68), Bintulu Hospital and the PKRC under it (65), Kapit Hospital and the PKRC under it (55), Miri Hospital and the PKRC under it (54), Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it (42), Betong PKRC (24), Mukah PKRC (12) and Serian PKRC (11).

“This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 23,931 or 80.04 percent of the total number of cases in Sarawak.”

SDMC added that there were still 5,724 cases being isolated and treated at PKRCs and hospital wards.

“531 persons-under-investigation (PUIs) have been reported with none waiting for laboratory test results.”