Two more medics hit by Covid-19, total healthcare staff afflicted now 193


By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 20: Two more medical personnel have been infected with Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases among healthcare workers to 193 so far this year.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in the Covid-19 statement today, revealed that the two cases were reported in healthcare facilities in Sibu and Miri.

Calculated from previous reports, there were 191 cumulative cases among healthcare providers as of yesterday (Feb 19).

On another note, State Health director Dr Chin Zin Hing on Feb 9 disclosed that 162 cases were among the medical fraternity between January and Feb 8.

Four new cases on the same day (Feb 9) pushed the tally up to 166 and on the next day (Feb 10), there was three more medical personnel identified with Coronavirus.

The figures continued to increase almost daily from then on with four cases on Feb 11, one on Feb 12, four on Feb 13, one each on Feb 14 and 15, eight on Feb 16, two on Feb 18 and one more yesterday (Feb 19).—DayakDaily