CMCO in Sarawak extended as record 44 new deaths reported nationwide

By Chew Lip Song

THE conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Sarawak, which is scheduled to end on Monday, will be extended to June 7 in view of the high number of Covid-19 cases in the state.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said more information on the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be made available on the National Security Council website.

The SDMC’s announcement came as the state recorded four new deaths and 324 new positive infections today. This brings the death toll in Sarawak to 219 and the cumulative positive cases to 37,978.

Miri recorded the highest number of new infections at 146, followed by Bintulu (36), Sibu (33), Kapit (22), Selangau (16), Pusa (13), Kuching (13), Saratok (10), and Mukah (10).

Meanwhile, 44 Covid-19 deaths were recorded nationwide, an all-time high. This brings the national death toll to 1,866.

The Health Ministry also reported 4,140 new positive cases, with the case load now at 466,330.

Currently, 503 Covid-19 patients are in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide, of whom 272 required ventilation support.