Bau joins green zone as Sarawak marks zero Covid-19 cases for three straight days

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By Chew Lip Song

BAU is the latest district to be upgraded into a Covid-19 green zone, as Sarawak enters the third consecutive day of no new cases.

The number of positive cases in Sarawak now stands at 544, with 99 active cases, including one in intensive care unit.

The state disaster management committee said in a statement that 23 cases had fully recovered from the disease and were discharged from the hospital today, with 19 of them from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), three from Bintulu Hospital and one from Sibu Hospital.

Yesterday, the Kuching district turned yellow, leaving the state with no more red zones. There are now 34 green zones and six yellow zones in the state. Kuching and Samarahan have the highest number of active cases at 48 and 24 respectively.

Meanwhile, a medical worker from Sabah is the country’s latest reported Covid-19 fatality, with the total death toll now at 113.

The 53-year-old Malaysian woman was also suffering from cancer and high blood pressure, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

The victim was admitted to the Likas Women and Childnre’s Hospital on May 5 before being found to be Covid-19 positive. She died two days later.

A total of 17 new cases were also reported, pushing the total number of infected patients nationwide so far to 6,872. The 17 new cases included Malaysians returning from abroad, while five were foreigners.

Dr Noor Hisham said 73 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of patients discharged so far to 5,512. Recoveries now make up 80.21% of total cases.

There are 13 patients being treated in the intensive care units nationwide, with five in need of respiratory support.

 

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