Covid-19: Only one case in Sarawak as nationwide tally at 1,103


By Emma Victoria

THE number of new Covid-19 infections have remained more than 1,000 cases daily for the fourth straight day today.

The Health Ministry reported 1,103 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 48,520 while the death toll is now 313.

He said there were also 821 recoveries, bringing the total number of discharges to 35,606.

Kuala Lumpur has the highest number of new cases with 392, followed by Sabah (288), Selangor (151) and Perak (116).

Only one new cluster was detected in Sabah today – the Matambai cluster involving Penampang and Kota Kinabalu districts.

Meanwhile in Sarawak, only one case was reported in the state.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said a four-year-old boy was tested positive in Miri and it was linked to Green Hill Cluster.

“The young patient is a close family member, living in the same house, with a confirmed case. He initially tested negative on Oct 31, however, his second test on Nov 14 came back positive,” he said at a press conference today.

Uggah said a total of 91 cases have been reported linked to Green Hill Cluster, while 1,556 people tested negative.

Five clusters remain active in Sarawak – Green Hill, Wisma Saberkas, Jalan Abell, Baki and Seladah.

To date, the state has reported a total of 1,041 cases, including 19 deaths.

Uggah also announced that all tuition centres and kindergartens in green zones will be allowed to reopen tomorrow (Nov 17), subject to the SOPs.