Sarawak records 569 Covid-19 cases today, 4 deaths

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KUCHING, June 12: Sarawak reported a total of 569 new positive Covid-19 cases today, along with four deaths.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, out of the 569 new cases reported, 97 of the individuals are showing symptoms of the virus infection during the screening test, while 397 other cases involved individuals who have been given the quarantine order.

A total of 350 cases were derived from individuals who had a close contact with positive Covid-19 cases (seven symptomatic cases), followed by 102 cases from other screening tests conducted in various health facilities throughout the state (11 symptomatic cases), and 70 cases are from individuals screening test conducted in health facilities.

An additional of 45 cases were also reported from the existing active cluster, including two other cases involving individuals returning from other states in Malaysia (Import B).

Meanwhile, SDMC said the four fatalities involving Covid-19 were recorded in Kapit (two), Sibu (one) and Sarikei (one).

The first case in Kapit involved a 84-year old woman, who was found to be positive for the virus on June 8, 2021, and passed away at Kapit Hospital. The deceased had comorbidities of thyroid cancer.

The second fatalities reported in Kapit, also involved a woman aged 71, who tested positive for Covid-19 on June 10, 2021, and passed away at the same hospital. The deceased had comorbidities of high-blood pressure, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.

Third fatality reported today is from Sibu Hospital, involving a 73-year-old man. The deceased test result returned positive for virus on June 10, 2021, and had comorbidities of high-blood pressure, dyslipidemia and gout.

In Sarikei, a 66-year-old man from Meradong was also reported to have succumbed to the virus after being found positive for the infection on May 31, 2021, with comorbidities of high-blood pressure and diabetes.

SDMC also extended its condolences to all the family members of the victims. — DayakDaily