Two fatalities recorded as new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak rise to 405

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 27: A 50-year-old Indonesian man in Bukit Mabong and a 76-year-old local woman in Tatau became the State’s latest Covid-19 casualties as Sarawak reported 405 new cases today.

According to a report from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), out of the 405 new cases, 314 were identified from close contacts to Covid-19 patients, 22 from individuals in existing Covid-19 clusters, 27 from symptomatic screenings of individuals at health facilities and 36 from other screening at health facilities.

There were also five Import B cases comprising individuals who returned from Sabah (3), Johor (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1) while an individual who returned from Indonesia also tested positive.

In Sarawak, Kuching continued to be the district registering the highest number of new cases daily at 255 today.

This was followed by Samarahan with 60 cases, Sibu (20) and Bau (11).

Other districts which registered single-digit gains include Kabong (9), Serian (8), Simunjan (6), Tatau (6), Bintulu (4), Kapit (3), Lawas (3), Meradong (3), Saratok (2), Asajaya (2), Tebedu (2), Pakan (2), Selangau (2), Miri (1), Betong (1), Mukah (1), Daro (1), Telang Usan (1) and Subis (1).

This brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 74,747.

Likewise, today’s two new deaths have raised the death toll due to Covid-19 in the State to 459.

There were 384 Covid-19 patients reported as recovered, bringing cumulative recoveries to 69,550 cases or 93.05 per cent of the overall coronavirus cases reported in Sarawak.

A total of 4,568 Covid-19 patients are being treated at various health facilities throughout the State.

Out of that, 34 were in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 11 were on ventilators support.— DayakDaily