No Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak but Kuching still reports triple-digit cases for two consecutive weeks

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, July 20: No Covid-19 fatality was reported in Sarawak today but Kuching is still registering triple-digit daily infections for two weeks straight now as Sarawak’s total dropped to 356.

The last time Kuching recorded daily infections below the 100-mark is on July 12 with 88 cases.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said the capital city contributed 243 cases or 68.26 per cent of the total cases today.

It also remains the district with highest number of new daily cases for 13 consecutive times since July 14.

On the breakdown of the cases, Kuching reported 243, followed by Simunjan (31), Bintulu (17), Tatau (15), Sibu (10), Samarahan (6), Kabong (6), Saratok (6), Betong (6), Bau (5), Miri (2), Sarikei (2), Meradong (2), Mukah (1), Sri Aman (1), Telang Usan (1), Beluru (1) and Subis (1).

SDMC also reported that of the total cases, 282 cases were screened after having contact to positive cases, 33 from other screenings in health facilities, 31 individuals linked to active clusters, nine detected from screening of symptomatic individuals and one Import A case involving an individual returning from Indonesia.

On the same day, Sarawak also reported 270 patients had recovered and discharged from hospitals statewide, bringing the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 69,170 or 93.04 per cent.

There are 4,454 individuals still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the State. — DayakDaily