Kuching shows no sign of dropping out of triple-digit case numbers as S’wak reports 351 Covid-19 cases


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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, July 20: Kuching is still registering triple-digit cases for the eighth consecutive day today with 170 cases while Sarawak recorded an increase of 50 cases compared to yesterday.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said Kuching’s cases contributed to 48.43 per cent of the total 351 total cases in Sarawak today.


It also remains the district with highest number of new daily cases for seventh time in a row since July 14.

On the breakdown of the cases, Kuching reported 170, followed by Serian (74), Samarahan (21), Sibu (14), Saratok (14), Subis (12), Miri (8), Pakan (6), Beluru (5), Tatau (5), Asajaya (4), Bintulu (3), Lundu (3), Bau (3), Sarikei (2), Mukah (1), Meradong (1), Tebedu (1), Limbang (1), Telang Usan (1), Simunjan (1) and Dalat (1).

SDMC also reported that of the total number of cases, 239 cases were screened after having contact with positive cases, 61 individuals linked to active clusters, 28 from other screenings in health facilities, 20 detected from screening of symptomatic individuals, and three Import B cases involving individuals returning from Selangor (2) and Terengganu (1).

The State also recorded two new fatalities involving two women with comorbidities aged 35 and 80 respectively. This brought the State’s death toll to 449.

On the same day, Sarawak also reported 572 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 66,950 or 93.05 per cent.

There are 4,387 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State. — DayakDaily