Covid-19 traced to 30 out of 40 districts in Sarawak today, with 615 new cases and 6 fatalities


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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 26: State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has detected 615 new Covid-19 cases in 30 out of 40 districts in Sarawak today.

SDMC, in its statement today, said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 28,529.

With Bintulu leading the daily toll with 106 cases, the other districts reporting new cases were Sibu (90), Pakan (67), Kuching (55), Miri (52), Mukah (38), Kanowit (31), Lundu (25), Selangau (23), Saratok (19), Sarikei (16), Kapit (14), Belaga (9), Meradong (9), Julau (8), Sri Aman (8), Sebauh (8), Bau (7), Song (4), Dalat (4), Tatau (4), Tanjung Manis (3), Bukit Mabong (3), Daro (2), Subis (2), Matu (2), Marudi (2), Serian (2), Samarahan (1) and Beluru (1).

Out of the 615 today, 428 cases were detected following close contact screenings where 26 of them were symptomatic.

Another 91 cases were individual screenings from active clusters where only one case showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection.

Adding on, there were 51 cases that were from symptomatic tests in health facilities, 41 cases of other screenings from health facilities and another four Import-B cases who returned from other states in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the committee also reported six new deaths from Covid-19 today, increasing the death toll to 162.

Four fatalities were found in Kapit, the fifth in Sarikei and the last one of the day in Bintulu. All six of them had medical history of comorbidities.

With 603 new recoveries throughout Sarawak, there are still 5,866 patients who are receiving treatment in the hospitals across Sarawak.

Touching on zones, SDMC said Lundu and Pakan were converted from orange to Covid-19 red zones today after reporting 57 and 93 local cases respectively in the last 14 days.

Sebauh and Bau, on the other hand, turned from yellow to orange zones after registering 27 and 24 local cases respectively in the past two weeks.

With that, there are now 21 Covid-19 red zones, eight orange zones, nine yellow zones and only two green zones left in Sarawak. — DayakDaily