242 Covid-19 patients released as Sarawak sees 255 new cases today

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at Feb 27, 2021. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 27: While Sarawak hospitals release 242 Covid-19 patients, the state records another 255 new cases across 17 districts today.

The recoveries, according to the reports by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), were from the Miri Hospital with 98 individuals, Sibu Hospital (77), Kapit Hospital (46), Sarawak General Hospital (11), Bintulu Hospital (8) and Sarikei Hospital (2).

The new cases, on the other hand, were reported in Sibu with the most number of 106 cases,  Selangau (27), Miri (26), Kapit (22), Bintulu (13), Kuching (12), Betong (11), Kanowit (9), Sri Aman (8), Dalat (5), Bukit Mabong (5), Bau (4), Pusa (2), Saratok (2), Meradong (1), Sarikei (1) and Subis (1).

Out of the total, 129 were from close contact screenings across 10 districts namely in Sibu (77), Miri (15), Bintulu (10), Kanowit (9), Kuching (8), Bau (4), Dalat (2), Saratok (2), Betong (1) and Sarikei (1).

Other than that, 24 cases were reported from those who went for swab tests at health centres in Sibu (12), Miri (8), Kapit (1), Bintulu (1), Kuching (1) and Sri Aman (1).

Today, 27 symptomatic cases were found in Sibu with 16 cases, Miri (3), Dalat (3), Bintulu (2), Pusa (2) and Subis (1).

Meanwhile, one health officer in a Sibu facility was reported to be infected with Covid-19.

Moving on, there was a total of 74 new cases related to active clusters in the state today.

The new Buloh Cluster recorded the highest number of new cases today, with all 27 of them found in Selangau.

Coming next in line, the Gelong Cluster reported 25 Covid-19 cases in Kapit and Bukit Mabong, and the Jalan Muhibbah Cluster with 17 cases in Betong and Sri Aman.

While three cases in Kuching were traced back to the Emperoh Jambu Cluster, one case in Kapit was found related to the Jan Yong Cluster and another in Meradong to the Sungai Bakong Cluster.

With 255 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 9,374.

To make it worse, SDMC also reported one Covid-19 fatality case involving a 77-year-old male in Sibu who passed away today.

The patient had medical histories of high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and stroke.

With that, the cumulative number of Covid-19 deaths has increased to 81 or 0.86 per cent of total positive cases in Sarawak.

Meanwhile, the committee noted 2,397 patients who are still receiving treatment in the hospitals across the state. — DayakDaily