State records five new cases, 11 recoveries

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KUCHING: Sarawak recorded five new positive Covid-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 523 to date.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said of the new cases, three were recorded in Samarahan, and one each in Kuching and Sibu.

“One is from Kuching Conference cluster, one from the Sri Petaling cluster, one from a minor cluster and the other two are still under investigation.

“As of today, eleven patients have recovered and discharged from hospital and all the cases are from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH),” it said in a statement on the daily Covid-19 update yesterday.

Meanwhile, 194 patients are still under treatment at SGH, twelve in Sibu Hospital, ten in Bintulu Hospital and five in Miri Hospital.

“Two of them are receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at SGH and one in Sibu Hospital, while two others who needed intubation are at SGH at one patient in Sibu Hospital,” it said.