Sibu maintains double-digit infections, cases spike in Kuching, Kapit, Song, Tatau

An infographic showing the Covid-19 in Sarawak as of March 10, 2021. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, March 10: Sibu maintained double-digit Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive days while Kuching, Kapit, Song and Tatau were among districts that logged higher numbers of new cases today.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, reported there were 41 cases registered in Sibu, 33 cases in Kuching, 33 cases in Kapit, 19 cases in Song and eight cases in Tatau.

As compared to yesterday (March 9), there were 17 cases reported in Sibu, Kuching (12), Kapit (6), Tatau (1) and none from Song.

Other districts which reported new coronavirus cases include Miri (22), Bintulu (8), Serian (6), Bau (6), Betong (6), Samarahan (4), Bukit Mabong (3), Mukah (2), Pusa (2), Dalat (1), Saratok (1), Sarikei (1), Sri Aman (1), Subis (1) and Selangau (1).

In total, Sarawak recorded 199 new cases and thus pushed the state tally of positive cases to 11,710.

Out of the 199 cases, SDMC revealed that about 30 patients or 15.07 per cent had symptoms.

On another note, there was no casualty reported but a total of 137 patients have recovered and were allowed to be discharged from hospitals.

Nevertheless, a total of 2,457 patients were still being treated at hospitals as well as Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs) throughout Sarawak.

There were 199 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) reported while none were awaiting laboratory test results for Covid-19 swab test.

Apart from that, there were 192 new Person-Under-Surveillance (PUS) who registered into hotels and quarantine centres to undergo 14-days quarantine.

Currently, a total of 6,122 PUS were undergoing quarantine at hotels throughout Sarawak while a total of 72,833 have completed their quarantine duration. —DayakDaily