Covid-19: Zero new positive cases recorded in Sarawak today, total at 571


No new cases were detected in Sarawak today for the second consecutive day. File Photo

KUCHING: No new Covid-19 positive cases were recorded in Sarawak for the second consecutive day today, leaving the total cumulative tally of positive cases in the state at 571, says the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

The death toll from the virus in the state remains at 17, as no deaths were reported.

One recovery and discharged case was recorded today, making it the 538th one to date or 94.22 per cent, according to SDMC.

Currently, there are only 16 active cases being treated at hospitals compared to 17 yesterday.

Six are at the Sarawak General Hospital, one at Sibu Hospital and nine at Bintulu Hospital.

Today SDMC also recorded 54 new persons-under-investigation (PUI) cases with three still awaiting their lab test results, while the rest tested negative for Covid-19.

At the same time, the committee recorded 32 new persons-under-surveillance (PUS) cases today, bringing the total cumulative tally to 844 PUS cases which are quarantined in 13 hotels across the state.

In Kuching, there are 243 PUS cases, Miri (348), Bintulu (113), Limbang (29) and Sibu (111).

Three districts namely Kuching, Bintulu and Sibu remain classified as yellow zones while 37 other districts in the state are green zones.

Today, Ops Benteng conducted six roadblocks in five districts to prevent illegal entry into the state’s border.

The roadblocks were set up in Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu.

So far enforcement agencies manning the roadblocks have conducted checks on 1,531 vehicles, and no arrests have been made.