Covid-19: Sarawak records a rise in cases to 582, five new clusters

By S. Harrish

MALAYSIA reported 17,170 new Covid-19 cases and 174 deaths over the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stood at 1,078,646.

There are 179,179 active cases with 1,043 patients in the ICU and 531 on ventilators.

The death toll now stands at 8,725.

Selangor had the most number of cases with 7,163, followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,183), Kedah (1,212), Johor (1,054), Negeri Sembilan (884), Sabah (776), Pahang (638), Kelantan (615), Perak (596), Sarawak (582), Penang (554), Terengganu (437), Malacca (416), Putrajaya (84), Labuan (11) and Perlis (10).

Meanwhile in Sarawak, Kuching had the most cases at 311, followed by Simunjan (73), Serian (51), Bau (50), Sibu (26), Bintulu (13), Samarahan (12), Miri (11) and Meradong (11).

Tatau had 8 cases, Telang Usan (3), two each in Asajaya, Selangau and Subis and one each in Sri Aman, Mukah, Betong, Tebedu, Beluru, Kanowit and Sarikei.

The state’s total cases is now 75,793 while the death toll remains at 459 as there were no fatalities reported today.

Five new clusters were declared in Sarawak – four community clusters in Kuching and one workplace cluster in Simunjan.

The Kuching clusters are the Kampung Paya Mebi Cluster (21 cases), the Kampung Quop Cluster (12), the Kampung Senari Cluster (25) and the Telaga Air Cluster (34).

The Sungai Mangga Cluster in Simunjan involves palm oil workers and workers’ quarters at Sungai Mangga, and 55 cases have been reported so far.