Sarawak’s Covid-19 daily cases climbs to 544 after short-lived improvement

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, July 1: The number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak today has recoiled back to 544 cases after recording less than 400 cases a day in the past two days.

On June 29, Sarawak registered a sudden drop from the usual 500 to 600 range to 242 cases and yesterday (June 30), there were 376 cases recorded.

According to reports from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, Kuching, Tebedu, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri alone took up 338 or 62.13 per cent of the total number of cases.

Kuching with 118 cases was the highest among the five, followed by Tebedu with 63 cases, Sibu (58), Bintulu (56) and Miri (43).

Other districts that saw double-digit infections included Song (41), Telang Usan (21), Serian (17), Bau (15), Kanowit (15), Samarahan (15), Marudi (11), Kapit (11) and Subis (10).

The rest were Sri Aman (7), Tatau (6), Tanjung Manis (6), Mukah (5), Asajaya (4), Simunjan (3), Meradong (3), Saratok (3), Lundu (2), Sarikei (2), Bukit Mabong (2), Sebauh (2), Belaga (1), Matu (1), Lawas (1), Julau (1) and Betong (1).

With that, SDMC said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the whole of Sarawak now stands at 65,395.

“Out of the 544 patients today, 334 were detected following close contact screenings where 43 of them were symptomatic.

“Another 125 cases were of individual screenings from active clusters where none showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infections.

“Additionally, there were 52 cases from other screenings from health facilities, 28 cases from symptomatic screenings in health facilities, and two Import-A cases who came from Indonesia,” it said in the statement on the Covid-19 update in the State today.

Meanwhile, the committee also reported four new deaths from Covid-19 today, with the death toll now increased to 413.

On the latest update of Covid-19 zones, Sarawak now has 28 red, three orange, eight yellow zones and one green zone. Daro remains the only green zone in Sarawak. — DayakDaily