Five deaths, four new areas placed under EMCO in Sarawak today

By John Isaac

SARAWAK recorded five Covid-19 deaths and 569 new positive cases today, bringing the state’s total death toll to 378 and the cumulative tally of positive cases to 59,139 cases.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), two deaths were recorded in Kuching and Sibu respectively, while one was recorded in Kanowit.

“The deaths involved two women aged 46 and 80 from Sibu, both who were confirmed dead at Sibu Hospital. The 46-year-old woman was found positive on June 17 and the 80-year-old was found positive on May 23.

“The former had comorbidities like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity while the latter had high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive lung disease,” SDMC said.

The other deaths involved another woman, aged 55 from Kanowit, who was was found positive on June 10 and was confirmed dead at Sibu Hospital. The deaths in Kuching involved men aged 84 and 87 who were confirmed dead at Sarawak General Hospital here.

A total 550 new cases have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total recoveries and discharges to 48,682 statewide.

“The total active cases currently being isolated and treated at hospital wards and PKRCs stands at 9,951, while there are also new 569 persons-under-investigation (PUI) recorded today,” added the SDMC.

Meanwhile, four localities in Bintulu, Sri Aman and Saratok have been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

SDMC said two localities in Bintulu namely the Mile 5 Chicwan Workers Quarters and Rh Peter Suring, Sg Silas Tabau at Jalan Ulu Sebauh were placed under EMCO from June 18 to July 1.

The locality at Rh Inchang, Skirau Ai, Tanjung Bijat in Sri Aman is under EMCO from June 19 to July 2.

“Rh Legi Lubok Kawi, Kabo in Saratok will be under EMCO from June 20 to July 3,” the SDMC said.

The committee also announced that EMCO will be extended for Rh Tuntun Kampung Seduku Ili, Lingga in Sri Aman from June 19 to July 2 and Rh Robert, Sg Merudu in Sarikei from June 21 to 22.