Yet another record for Sarawak

Uggah (centre) with advisor to the SDMC Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) and Sarawak Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing during the Covid-19 press conference on Sunday (Apr 4). Photo: JaPen

KUCHING: The state recorded its second highest Covid-19 positive cases at 419 on Sunday (Apr 4), bringing the total number of cases to 17,554 to date.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said of the total, 159 cases were reported in Sri Aman; Bintulu (57), Sibu (54), Miri (34), Sarikei (32), Serian (17), Meradong (17), Marudi (nine), Beluru (eight), Kanowit (five), Kapit (five), Saratok (five), Julau (four), Sebauh (three), Kuching (three), Matu (two), Lawas (two), Mukah (one), Selangau (one) and Dalat (one).

“One and fifty-nine cases in Sri Aman district were traced to Penjara Pusat Sri Aman. These were similar to the sudden cases which occurred at Pusat Tahanan Semuja in Serian district,” he said.

Uggah also revealed that Sarawak recorded one death in Bintulu Hospital, bringing the Covid-19 death toll to 114 cases.

“The death involves a 76-year-old local man who was receiving treatment at Bintulu Hospital for breathing difficulties. A Covid-19 rt-PCT test was taken on Mar 9 and he was found Covid-19 positive on Mar 11.

“His health condition deteriorated and he passed away on Saturday (Apr 3). He had comorbidities of chronic obstructive lung disease, high blood pressure and diabetes,” Uggah said.

He added 219 patients had recovered and were allowed to be discharged today.

“Of the total, Sarawak General Hospital recorded 63 patients who have recovered and were discharged followed by Sibu Hospital (43), Bintulu Hospital (33), low risk quarantine centre (PKRC) Serian (27), Miri Hospital (21), Sarikei Hospital (17), PKRC under Kapit Hospital (nine), PKRC under Sri Aman Hospital (four) and PKRC Betong (two).

There are 14,463 positive Covid-19 cases that have recovered or allowed to be discharged or 82.39 percent of the total Covid-19 cases in the state.

The number of active cases still receiving treatment and are isolated at PKRC and hospital wards is 2,920 people.

On Sunday, there were 419 new Patients Under Investigation (PUIs).