S’wak reports 200 infections of Covid-19 for second consecutive day

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

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 18: It is the second consecutive day that Sarawak reports 200 new daily Covid-19 cases.

Although the total tally remains the same, Sibu alone recorded 18 more positive cases than the 102 cases yesterday (Feb 17).

All the 13 districts in Sarawak seeing positive cases today are Sibu with 120 cases, Kanowit (22), Kuching (17), Sebauh (11), Bukit Mabong (11), Kapit (4), Miri (4), Sri Aman (4), Bau (3), Bintulu (1), Betong (1), Julau (1) and Subis (1).

According to the reports by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, close contact cases were found in Sibu with 56 cases, Kanowit (22), Kapit (4), Sri Aman (4), Miri (2), Bintulu (1) and Subis (1).

Those who were present at health centres for swab tests and found positive were detected in Sibu (62), Kuching (5) and Bau (1).

Five symptomatic cases were recorded in Miri (2), Bau (2) and Sibu (1) while Sibu and Betong each reported one health officer from their facilities.

Moving on to Kuching, 10 cases were traced back to the Sungai Maong Village Cluster which is under Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) from Feb 17 to March 2.

One case in the district resulted from screening before the patient reported to work and another was an imported case from India.

Sebauh also reported 11 cases from active case detection (ACD) in locations under TEMCO.

As for active clusters, the Sungai Maong Cluster in Kuching had additional 10 cases while Gelong Cluster in Kapit registered 11 new cases and Nanga Lijan Cluster in Julau one new case.

With 200 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 7,425.

SDMC also reported two fatalities in Sibu, involving one 72-year old female and one 66-year-old male.

Both cases were confirmed to have passed away yesterday (Feb 17) and had medical histories of high blood pressure, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

Meanwhile, the committee reported 154 new recoveries who have been discharged from Miri Hospital (70), Sarikei Hospital (25), Bintulu Hospital (20), Kapit Hospital (18), Miri Hospital (13), Sarawak General Hospital (7) and Limbang Hospital (1).

In the meantime, 1,971 patients are still receiving treatment in hospitals across the state.

There are 263 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and three cases awaiting laboratory test results.

There are also 421 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined, and a total of 5,315 individuals under quarantine in 84 hotels throughout Sarawak while 65,140 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine.—DayakDaily