Sibu tops Covid-19 daily toll with 115 out of 536 new cases today

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at June 18, 2021. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 18: Sibu, with a record of 115 new cases, has topped the Covid-19 daily toll among 28 districts today.

Including Sibu, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said, Kuching with 60 cases, Kanowit 52, Bintulu 40 and Bau 30 reported altogether 297 or 55.41 per cent of the total of 536 cases of the day.

Other districts with new infections were Tebedu (28), Julau (24), Miri (21), Kapit (21), Sri Aman (17), Song (17), Sarikei (16), Pakan (14), Subis (13), Samarahan (10), Telang Usan (8), Serian (8), Beluru (7), Sebauh (5), Lubok Antu (5), Tatau (4), Selangau (4), Meradong (4), Mukah (4), Asajaya (3), Bukit Mabong (3), Tanjung Manis (2) and Dalat (1).

With that, the committee said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the whole of Sarawak since the outbreak in March, 2020 now stands at 58,570.

“Out of the 536 patients today, 421 were detected following close contact screenings where 15 of them were symptomatic.

“Another 40 cases were of individual screenings from active clusters where none showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection.

“Adding on, there were 39 cases that were of symptomatic tests in health facilities, 35 cases were from other screenings from health facilities and one Import-B case who returned from other states in Malaysia,” it said in the statement on Covid-19 update today.

Meanwhile, SDMC also reported seven new deaths from Covid-19 today, thus increasing the death toll to 373.

The seven victims were between 70 to 84 years old, with three reported in Sibu, two in Bintulu, and one each in Tatau and Miri. All seven of them had medical histories of comorbidities.

With 547 new recoveries throughout Sarawak today, there are still 9,939 active cases who are receiving treatment in the hospitals across Sarawak.

On the latest update of Covid-19 zones, Sarawak now has 31 red, two orange, six yellow zones and one green zone.

Limbang was the only green zone in Sarawak that was converted from its previous yellow status after recording zero Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks. — DayakDaily