Covid-19: Sarawak has now recorded over 100,000 cases

By S. Harrish

THE total number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak crossed the 100,000 mark, with 1,543 new cases being reported today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the tally now stands at 101,381 infections since the pandemic started last year.

There were two deaths today, raising the death toll to 503.

SDMC said more than half of the new cases were in Kuching with 812 infections while Subis had 142 infections.

Bau had 74 cases, Samarahan (68), Mukah (54), Serian (53), Belaga (49), Sibu (47), Pusa (45), Bintulu (44), Selangau (37), Miri (15), Asajaya (15), Saratok (11), Song (8), Betong (8), Simunjan (7), Beluru (7), Tebedu (7), Kapit (6), Lundu (6), Sri Aman (5), Sarikei (5), Dalat (4), Tatau (3) and Matu (3).

Lubok Antu, Lawas and Limbang had two cases each while there was one case each in Kanowit and Pakan.

Two new Covid-19 community clusters were also declared in the state, involving a longhouse and a village.

The longhouse cluster dubbed the Nanga Pelugau Cluster in Selangau has 24 cases while the village cluster dubbed the Plaman Bantang Cluster in Serian has 53 cases.

The state now has 118 active clusters, with 21 of them reporting a total of 356 new Covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the health ministry said cases again rose pass 20,000 with 20,837 Covid-19 cases reported nationwide over the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 1,593,602.

Selangor had the highest number of cases with 4,645, while Penang and Sabah had record highs of 2,054 and 3,376 cases respectively.

They were followed by Kedah (1,772), Johor (1,743), Kelantan (1,422), Kuala Lumpur (1,284), Perak (1,242), Pahang (521), Malacca (396), Terengganu (383), Negeri Sembilan (351), Perlis (74), Putrajaya (27) and Labuan (4).