Covid-19: Bintulu tops the list for 3rd day

By S. Harrish

SARAWAK recorded the most number of Covid-19 cases today in the country today, with Bintulu registering the most cases for the third consecutive day in the state.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee said there were 351 cases statewide while Bintulu had 123 cases.

Bintulu had reported 101 and 89 cases the past two days.

Sibu had 64 cases today, followed by Kuching (30), Kapit (24), Mukah (23), Miri (16), Saratok (10), Sarikei (10), Julau (9), Meradong (8), Selangau (5), Sri Aman (5), Bau (4), Limbang (4), Beluru (3), Kanowit (3), Bukit Mabong (2), Serian (2), Belaga (1), Sebauh (1), Song (1), Subis (1) and Kabong (1).

The total number of cases in Sarawak now stands at 20,352.

There were no fatalities today and the death toll remains at 124.

Of the new cases, only 51 were symptomatic during testing.

A total of 257 of the new cases were from those in quarantine at various quarantine centres in Sarawak.

There are now 49 active Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak.

Meanwhile, the health ministry reported 1,317 Covid-19 cases and four deaths nationwide in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,052 recoveries, bringing the total number of discharges to 345,005.

The total number of infections now stands at 362,173, with 15,835 active cases.

There are 188 patients in the ICU, with 84 on respirators.

The four deaths bring the number of fatalities to 1,333. All were Malaysians, aged between 45 and 74, with three of them having existing medical conditions.

After Sarawak, Selangor had the most number of cases at 303, followed by Kuala Lumpur (116), Penang (112), Sabah (109), Negeri Sembilan (63), Johor (61), Kelantan (58), Kedah (47), Pahang (32), Terengganu (22), Perak (21), Malacca (11), Putrajaya (nine) and Perlis (two).