Covid-19: Sarawak records 395 new cases, 2 deaths reported in Sibu

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 13: As Sarawak reported 395 new Covid-19 cases across 25 districts today, two more Sibu residents have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus.

According to a report from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, Miri, Sri Aman, Kuching and Bintulu reported a total of 254 cases or 64.3 per cent of the total in new cases today.

Miri lead the pack, registering 88 new cases, followed by Sri Aman (64), Kuching (57) and Bintulu (45).

Other districts with new Covid-19 infections are Sibu (27), Tebedu (25), Mukah (17), Samarahan (16), Bau (9), Belaga (6), Serian (5), Pusa (5), Meradong (4), Sebauh (4), Sarikei (4), Kanowit (3), Lawas (3), Subis (2), Lundu (2), Bukit Mabong (2), Tatau (2), Saratok (2), Selangau (1), Kapit (1) and Pakan (1).

With this, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 37,121.

Of the 395 cases today, 203 were detected via individual screenings. They had close contact with Covid-19 patients and none of them were symptomatic.

Adding on, 100 cases were detected via individual screenings from existing active clusters, with none of them showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19.

A total of 66 cases were detected via other types of screenings at health facilities, 21 cases from symptomatic screening at health facilities and five were Import-B cases who just returned from other states in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the two fatalities involved a 71-year-old and a 79-year-old respectively. They were both confirmed to have passed away on May 12, with medical histories of comorbidities.

The Covid-19 death toll thus stands at 214 as of today.

With 498 new recoveries from various hospitals reported today, there are 6,439 Covid-19 patients still receiving treatment and are in isolation.

Touching on Covid-19 zones, Sarawak as of today has 27 red, one orange, 10 yellow and two green zones. — DayakDaily