KUCHING: The number of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases in Sarawak rose to 3,561 yesterday after 70 new cases were registered, the State Director of Health Dr Zulkifli Jantan said.
In a statement, he said 26 new cases were recorded in Kuching, six each in Bintulu, Betong, Samarahan and Sibu, four each in Limbang, Miri and Mukah, three each in Sarikei and Kapit and two in Sri Aman.
“The number of new cases reflected a slight increase as 61 cases were reported yesterday (Friday),” he said.
The total number of admissions now stood at 261 with two classified as seriously ill.
Last Thursday, the department reported that three cases involved seriously ill patients but it was later found that one of them was in mild condition. — Bernama