12 new Covid-19 infections among medics today, cumulative total now 217


By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Feb 24: There are 12 new Covid-19 positive cases involving medical personnel reported today, bringing the total number of infected healthcare providers since Feb 9 to 217 statewide.

All the 12 cases are from health facilities in Sibu District. This means, out of the 181 new Covid-19 positive cases in Sibu, 12 of them involved medical personnel.

According to the press statement of the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, apart from Sibu, no other districts registered any healthcare providers being infected by the virus.

Yesterday, a total of eight cases of Covid-19 infections were reported among the medics. Seven of the cases were reported in Sibu healthcare facilities and one in a Kuching healthcare centre.

State Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing, on Feb 9, had disclosed that there were a total of 162 cases of Covid-19 infections involving medical personnel recorded between January to Feb 8.

On the same day (Feb 9), four new cases were reported, followed by three more cases on the next day, which added up to a total of 169 cases of healthcare workers being infected with the virus.

Subsequently, the number of cases involving medical workers continue to be detected almost on a daily basis with four cases on Feb 11, one on Feb 12, four on Feb 13, one each on Feb 14 and Feb 15, eight on Feb 16, two on Feb 18, one on Feb 19, two on Feb 20, four on Feb 21 and eight on Feb 22.

On Feb 23, there was no medical personnel fallen victims to the pandemic while yesterday, there were eight such cases. – DayakDaily.