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Covid-19: 4 deaths, 631 new cases in Sarawak today

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SDMC said the fatalities, which were recorded in Sibu and Sri Aman districts, brought the state’s death toll to 334. – Bernama photo

KUCHING (June 10): Sarawak today recorded four Covid-19 death cases along with 631 new cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

It said in its Covid-19 daily update that the fatalities, which were recorded in Sibu and Sri Aman districts, brought the state’s death toll to 334.

“The new cases were mostly detected in five districts namely Kuching, Miri, Sri Aman, Sibu and Tatau.

“These districts accounted for 387 or 61.33 per cent of the new cases today,” it said.

Kuching and Miri topped the list with three-digit cases at 105 and 102 respectively.

This is followed by Sri Aman with 71 cases, Sibu (55), Tatau (54), Kapit (37), Subis (36), Bintulu (28), Samarahan (24), Telang Usan (23), Serian (22), Song (19), Lubok Antu (10), Dalat (9), Mukah (9), Bau (5), Asajaya (5), Sebauh (5), Selangau (3), Tanjung Manis (2), Sarikei (2), Julau (1), Lawas (1), Beluru (1), Simunjan (1) and Meradong (1).

Sarawak’s active Covid-19 cases now stands at 53,631.

On the death cases, the committee said three were registered in Sibu.

“One of the victims was a 70-year-old woman from Kanowit who had tested positive on May 23.

“The victim had a history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma and stroke,” it said.

It said the two other victims were a 67-year-old man and 63-year-old woman. Both were from Sibu.

“The male victim, who had comorbidities of hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke and pancreatic benign tumor, had tested positive on June 3 while the female victim, who had comorbidities of diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia, was found positive on May 21.” it said.

It said the death case in Sri Aman involved a 63-year-old woman whose body was taken to Sri Aman Hospital.

“She was found positive on June 7 and had comorbidities of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” it added.

The committee said 47 individuals out of the 419 cases had shown signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection when screenings were conducted.

“There were also 343 cases detected from individuals who were instructed to be quarantined at quarantine centres,” it added.

SDMC said the new cases today consisted of 77 individuals who had shown signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection when screenings were conducted.

“There were also 515 cases detected from individuals who were instructed to be quarantined at quarantine centres,” it said.

It also said that 373 cases were detected from screenings of individuals with contact to positive cases; 141 cases from screenings of individuals from existing active clusters; 78 cases from other screenings at health facilities; and 38 cases from screenings of symptomatic individuals at health facilities.

There was also one Import B case involving an individual who had returned from another state in the country.

Meanwhile, 540 cases had recovered today of which 170 were discharged from Miri Hospital and the quarantine and low-risk patients treatment centre (PKRC) under Miri Hospital; 144 from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and the PKRC under SGH; 63 from Sibu Hospital and the PKRC under Sibu Hospital; 46 from Bintulu Hospital and PKRC under Bintulu Hospital; 45 from PKRC Mukah; 35 from Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under Sarikei Hospital; 14 from Kapit Hospital and PKRC under Kapit Hospital; 12 from PKRC Serian; eight from Sri Aman Hospital and PKRC Sri Aman; and three from PKRC Betong.

“The total number of recoveries in the state have now increased to 43,905 or 81.86 per cent out of the overall cases,” it said.

It also said that 9,276 patients were still being isolated and treated at hospitals and PKRCs throughout the state, where 2,592 were being treated at SGH; 1,722 at Miri Hospital; 1,563 at Bintulu Hospital; 1,280 at Sibu Hospital and PKRC Sibu; 899 at Kapit Hospital and PKRC Kapit; 441 at Sri Aman Hospital; 286 at Sarikei Hospital; 228 at PKRC Mukah; 128 at PKRC Betong; 108 at PKRC Serian; 20 at PKRC Lawas; and nine at Limbang Hospital.

A total of 631 new person under investigation (PUI) cases were also reported with none pending lab test result.