Bintulu with 202 among 760 new cases, in top spot of daily Covid-19 record

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at April 30, 2021. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 30: Bintulu, with 202 new cases, has emerged as the top in the daily Covid-19 toll among 24 districts in Sarawak where a total of 760 cases have been reported today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 90 of Bintulu’s cases were traced back to Rh Siba and 47 cases to Rh Lampoh where both longhouses were placed under lockdown since April 22 and April 24 respectively.

Other than Bintulu, Kapit also recorded a three-digit figure of 156 new cases today where 45 per cent were detected in longhouses that are under quarantine.

Other districts reporting new cases were Miri (80), Sibu (58), Kanowit (33), Subis (32), Kuching (32), Pakan (29), Selangau (26), Song (24), Meradong (15), Serian (11), Sebauh (11), Sarikei (11), Saratok (8), Sri Aman (6), Beluru (6), Lundu (6), Bau (4), Mukah (4), Julau (3), Limbang (1), Samarahan (1) and Bukit Mabong (1).

With that, SDMC in a statement today said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 30,659.

Out of the 760 cases today, 575 were detected following close contact screenings where none of them were symptomatic.

Another 107 cases were individual screenings from active clusters where zero cases showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection.

Adding on, there were 48 cases that were from other screenings from health facilities, 29 cases of symptomatic tests in health facilities and another Import-B case who returned from other states in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the committee also reported five new deaths from Covid-19 today, increasing the death toll to 178.

Two fatalities each were found in Sibu and Sarikei and the last one in Miri. All five of them had medical history of comorbidities.

With 516 new recoveries throughout Sarawak, there are still 5,863 patients who are receiving treatment in the hospitals across Sarawak. — DayakDaily