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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 4: Sarawak recorded no new cases for the eighth consecutive day and three Covid-19 recoveries today.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas disclosed that Sarawak maintained the state’s tally of positive cases at 552 and 17 deaths.
“Of the recoveries, two patients are from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and one from Sibu Hospital.
“Overall, Sarawak recorded 523 recoveries or 94.75 per cent of total positive cases so far,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 here today.
As of today, 12 patients are being treated in hospitals throughout the state with none admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or requiring respiratory support.
There are 10 patients being treated in SGH, while Sibu Hospital has one and Bintulu Hospital also one
Five districts in Sarawak are still labelled as Covid-19 yellow zones (40 or fewer Covid-19 cases), namely Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Bintulu and Tanjung Manis.
“Meanwhile, the state also registered 20 more person-under-investigation (PUI) cases today while 21 cases are still awaiting laboratory test results.
“There are also 51 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) who have been checked into identified hotels to undergo compulsory 14-day quarantines. As of today, there are a total of 1,046 individuals undergoing quarantine in 38 hotels,” he added.
As of today, Uggah disclosed, a total of 45,988 home surveillance orders (quarantine orders) have been issued and of the number, 36,235 have completed the quarantine and were released.
“A total of 9,753 home surveillance cases are still active,” he said.
In addition, he revealed that the samples of 46,059 individuals have been taken for Covid-19 PCR tests in Sarawak.
“From the number, 34,921 individuals have close contacts, casual contacts and entered Sarawak via air, land and sea. Meanwhile, 11,138 samples were from public and private institutions of higher learning from outside and inside Sarawak,” he added. — DayakDaily