Miri tops as new cases in Sarawak drops to 356, two deaths reported

An infographic showing the number of cases and the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at May 3, 2021. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, May 3: Miri has topped the number of new coronavirus cases in Sarawak as the overall cases in the State dropped to 356 cases from 587 reported yesterday.

There were also two fatalities due to Covid-19 reported.

According to reports from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, Miri registered the highest number of coronavirus cases in Sarawak with 80 cases.

It was followed by Sibu with 74 cases and Kuching (29), Sebauh (21), Selangau (20), Kapit (18), Pakan (16), Meradong (16), Subis (15), Bintulu (13), Sarikei (12), Song (11), Kanowit (5), Julau (5), Sri Aman (5), Betong (5), Beluru (2), Samarahan (2), Tatau (2), Marudi (1), Saratok (1), Limbang (1), Bau (1) and Mukah (1).

SDMC noted that approximately 63 per cent of the cases reported were from Miri, Sibu, Kuching, Sebauh and Selangau.

The committee added 56 out of the 356 cases reported were symptomatic.

The extra 356 cases have raised the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 32,047.

On another note, SDMC said there were two casualties of Covid-19 reported.

One involved a 86-year-old woman in Bintulu who had a stroke and another involved a 57-year-old woman in Sibu who also had a history of stroke apart from heart attack and diabetes.

With that, the death toll due to coronavirus in Sarawak has increased to 184.

Meanwhile, SDMC said there were 430 Covid-19 patients who recovered and were discharged from hospitals and low risk treatment and quarantine centres.

In spite of that, there are still 5,999 Covid-19 patients who are still being treated for coronavirus in hospitals and low risk treatment and quarantine centres throughout the state.

There were 356 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) reported and none are waiting for the results of the Covid-19 swab test. — DayakDaily