Sibu with 123 Covid-19 cases turns the table around with Miri

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at March 5, 2021. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, March 5: Sibu has turned the table around with Miri by reporting the highest daily toll of 123 Covid-19 cases for the day.

From yesterday’s (March 4) record high of 89 and district with the most number of cases, Miri is down to the fifth place registering only 14 new cases, according to the reports by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today.

Other districts seeing new Covid-19 cases are Meradong (36), Bintulu (21), Kuching (17), Kapit (17), Julau (7), Serian (4), Daro (3), Asajaya (2), Samarahan (2), Selangau (2), Dalat (1) and Sri Aman (1).

Out of the total, 141 were from close contact screenings across 10 districts namely in Sibu with 87 cases, Bintulu (17), Miri (11), Kapit (9), Julau (7), Kuching (5), Meradong (2), Serian (1), Selangau (1) and Sri Aman (1).

Other than that, 31 cases were reported from those who went for swab tests at health centres in Sibu (20), Bintulu (3), Daro (3), Serian (2), Kapit (2) and Miri (1).

Today, 18 symptomatic cases were found in Sibu (14), Miri (2), Bintulu (1) and Dalat (1) while Sibu and Meradong health facilities reported altogether three of their officers to be infected with the virus.

There were three Sarawakians from Kuching who just returned from Covid-19 high-risk areas namely Selangor (2) and Kuala Lumpur (1).

Moving on, there was a total of 54 new cases related to active clusters in the state today.

The clusters with new cases are the Sungai Bakong Cluster (33), Emperoh Jambu Cluster (14), Pasai Cluster (6) and Buloh Cluster (1).

With 250 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 10,674.

SDMC, in its official statement today, also noted 174 recoveries across the state namely in Sibu Hospital (61), Bintulu Hospital (37), Sarawak General Hospital (34), Sarikei Hospital (21), Kapit Hospital (9),  Sri Aman Hospital (9) and Miri Hospital (3).

He also noted 2,413 patients who are still receiving treatment in the hospitals across the state. — DayakDaily