By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, May 10: Sarawak registered 649 cases of Covid-19 today with two thirds of the cases detected from five districts namely Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Selangau and Pakan.
According to reports from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), a total of 397 cases or 61.17 per cent of the cases reported today were detected in the five districts.
Sibu reported the highest number of cases among all the districts in Sarawak with 120 cases followed by Bintulu with 82 cases, Miri (79), Selangau (65) and Pakan (51).
SDMC added other districts which reported new Covid-19 cases were Kuching (49), Kapit (36), Kanowit (28), Betong (17), Beluru (17), Pusa (15), Subis (14), Belaga (13), Samarahan (12), Sebauh (10), Meradong (8), Song (5), Bau (4), Mukah (4), Tatau (4), Matu (4), Saratok (4), Sri Aman (3), Serian (1), Limbang (1), Lundu (1), Julau (1) and Sarikei (1).
There was also one imported case which involved an individual who returned from Oman.
With the 649 cases reported, the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 35,809.
There were also two deaths reported.
One death case involved a woman who was receiving treatment in Sibu Hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11 and later passed away on May 7.
Another death involved a man who was receiving treatment for shortness of breath in Kapit Hospital and tested positive for coronavirus on May 7 before succumbing to Covid-19 on May 9.
With two fatalities, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak has increased to 209 persons.
In the meantime, there were 538 Covid-19 patients who recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
Nonetheless, there are still 6,597 Covid-19 patients throughout the State who are receiving treatment for coronavirus in hospitals and at quarantine and low risk treatment centres in Sarawak.
On another note, there were 649 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) reported and none is waiting for the results of the Covid-19 swab test. — DayakDaily