Covid-19: Sarawak records highest daily number of cases

By S. Harrish

SARAWAK recorded its highest ever number of daily cases with 1,566 cases reported over the past 24 hours.

The increase in cases comes with Sarawak being named as the state with the most number of Delta variant cases.

The Health Ministry said there were 272 Delta variant cases in Sarawak, followed by 31 cases in Selangor.

Meanwhile, there were 19,740 new Covid-19 cases nationwide in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 1,424,639.

Selangor had the most cases with 5,706, followed by Sabah (1,728), Kedah (1,592), Sarawak (1,566), Johor (1,510), Kuala Lumpur (1,360), Penang (1,251), Kelantan (1,227) and Malacca (1,120).

Perak had 938 cases, Terengganu (688), Pahang (646), Putrajaya (43), Perlis (20) and Labuan (2).