Covid-19: Sarawak records 718 cases, second highest in country

By S. Harrish

MALAYSIA’S Covid-19 cases today rose by 5,419, bringing the total number of infections to 667,876.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were also 101 deaths and the number of fatalities crossed the 4,000 mark to 4,069.

He said there were 70,112 active cases, with 922 in the ICU and 450 on ventilators.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 1,996.

It was followed by Sarawak with 718, Kuala Lumpur (650), Negri Sembilan (396), Johor (366), Kedah (252), Kelantan (245), Sabah (230), Malacca (155), Labuan (138), Penang (124), Perak (68), Terengganu (43), Pahang (32), Putrajaya (5) and Perlis (1).

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded two more deaths, bringing the state’s toll to 358.

Kuching had the most cases with 157 cases, followed by Sibu (80), Sri Aman (76), Tatau (57), Julau (56), Bintulu (41), Miri (40). Song (37), Pakan (34), Kapit (28), Subis (20), Meradong (14), Bukit Mabong (14), Lundu (14), Mukah (10), Kabong (9), Kanowit (8), Bau (7), Asajaya (3), Sebauh (2), Dalat (2), Sarikei (2), Selangau (2), Samarahan (2), Saratok (1), Telang Usan (1) and Serian (1).

Sarawak’s total cases now stands at 56,905 cases.

Five new Covid-19 clusters were declared in Sarawak today by the State Health Department.

They are the Jalan Daya Cluster and Kampung Muara Tebas Cluster in Kuching , Dulang Cluster in Subis, Nanga Strass Cluster in Meradong and Nanga Sejugam Cluster in Julau.

 

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