Covid-19: Daily cases cross 8,000 mark with Sarawak recording 594 infections


By S. Harrish

MALAYSIA’S Covid-19 daily cases have risen past 8,000 again today.

The Health Ministry reported 8,209 Covid-19, bringing the nation’s tally to 595,374 cases.

This is the third highest daily caseload since the pandemic started last year.

There were 103 Covid-19 deaths today, taking the nation’s death toll past the 3,000 mark to 3,096.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 595,374.

There are 83,331 active cases with 880 patients in ICU and 446 on ventilators.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases yet again with 3,125.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded six Covid-19 deaths bringing state’s death toll to 311.

State Disaster Management Committee said two deaths were recorded in Sibu and Sarikei each while the others were in Kapit and Miri.

The state’s 594 new cases brings the total number of cases to 49,214.

Kuching had the most cases at 136, followed by Miri (99), Sarikei (66), Bintulu (61), Sri Aman (48), Sibu (38), Dalat (32), Subis (20), Tatau (14), Kapit (13), Samarahan (13), Saratok (10), Serian (8), Kabong (7), Selangau (6), Bau (5), Pakan (4), Mukah (3), Julau (2), Limbang (2), Pusa (1), Kanowit (1), Bukit Mabong (1), Beluru (1), Betong (1), Lawas (1), and Marudi (1).

A new Covid-19 cluster was decalred in Sarikei – the Sungai Selangan Cluster.

The community cluster started at a longhouse in Sungai Selangan area and 101 cases have been detected so far.

The longhouse has been under Enhanced Movement Control Order since May 26 until June 11.