By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, June 14: Kuching and Bintulu returned to registering three-digit increases in new cases, contributing 30.1 per cent of the 744 total cases reported in Sarawak today.
By district, Kuching reported 121 cases, followed by Bintulu (103), Tatau (74), Sibu (63), Kapit (52), Sarikei (47), Subis (45), Song (44), Sri Aman (31), Meradong (26), Tanjung Manis (22), Lubok Antu (20), Miri (20), Lundu (16), Mukah (13), Telang Usan (11), Serian (6), Samarahan (5), Bukit Mabong (4), Pakan (4), Bau (3), Kanowit (3), Tebedu (3), Julau (2), Dalat (2), Selangau (1), Sebauh (1), Betong (1) and Beluru (1).
According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), 61 out of the 651 cases were symptomatic.
As many as 588 cases comprised individuals who had been instructed to undergo quarantine at designated places.
In short, 440 cases were screened after having contact with positive cases, 146 individuals were linked to active clusters, 119 were detected via other screenings in health facilities, 37 were detected via screening of symptomatic individuals, and two were Import B cases involving individuals returning from other states.
The State also recorded five new fatalities involving individuals aged between 50 to 85, bringing the state’s death toll to 356.
Sarawak also reported 412 patients had recovered and were discharged from various hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 46,003 or 81.87 per cent.
There are 9,711 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State.
There were 744 new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases with none awaiting laboratory test results. — DayakDaily