By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, April 12: Bintulu continued to hold on to the top spot for new Covid-19 cases for the third consecutive day, registering 123 cases while Sarawak registered 351 cases State-wide.
In the past two days, Bintulu reported 101 and 89 cases of Covid-19 respectively, making it the district with the highest number of infections in the state on those days.
According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today, other districts which reported new cases were Sibu with 64 cases, Kuching (30), Kapit (24), Mukah (23), Miri (16), Saratok (10), Sarikei (10), Julau (9), Meradong (8), Selangau (5), Sri Aman (5), Bau (4), Limbang (4), Beluru (3), Kanowit (3), Bukit Mabong (2), Serian (2), Belaga (1), Sebauh (1), Song (1), Subis (1) and Kabong (1).
These new cases have pushed the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 20,352.
SDMC said out of the 351 cases today, 51 were symptomatic while 235 were close contacts of Covid-19 patients.
A total of 257 were from those undergoing quarantine at various quarantine centres.
The committee also revealed a total of 208 Covid-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, increasing total recoveries to 16,452 persons or 80.84 per cent of overall Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.
A total of 3,713 Covid-19 patients are still being treated in hospitals and low-risk quarantine centres throughout Sarawak.
On another note, SDMC said there are 49 active Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak, of which seven reported new cases.
There were also 351 new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases reported, with none awaiting Covid-19 swab test results.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 situation in Sri Aman has improved.
The district has returned to Covid-19 orange zone status from red after reporting a total of 40 cases in the past 14 days. — DayakDaily