Covid-19: Sarawak records lowest number of cases in over two months

By S. Harrish

THE number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak reached a low of 242 cases today, the lowest in more than two months.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee said there were two deaths today, bringing the death toll to 408 while the total number of cases is now 64,475.

Of the new cases more than half were in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri and Mukah districts.

Kuching had 51 new cases, followed by Sibu (27), Bintulu (20), Miri (19), Mukah (18), Tatau (15), Sarikei (11), Bau (9), Belaga (7), Kanowit (7), Kapit (6), Telang Usan (6), Serian (6), Subis (5), Sebauh (5), Saratok (5), Pakan (4), Dalat (4), Selangau (4), Song (3), Sri Aman (3), Tanjung Manis (1), Tebedu (1), Bukit Mabong (1), Beluru (1), Simunjan (1), Betong (1) and Samarahan (1).

Two new Covid-19 community clusters were declared in Tebedu and Tatau.

The Tema Saan cluster in Tebedu involves Kampung Tema Saan with 41 cases while the Nanga Belungai cluster in Tatau involves a longhouse in Nanga Belungai, Sungai Kakus, with 13 cases.

There are 97 active clusters in Sarawak with 12 recording new cases today.

Meanwhile, there were 6,437 new Covid-19 cases and 107 deaths nationwide today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 745,703, with 62,844 active cases.

There are 905 patients in the ICU, with 455 on ventilators.

The death toll now stands at 5,108.

Selangor had the most cases with 2,299 infections, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,361), Negeri Sembilan (700), Kedah (284), Johor (271), Malacca (252), Pahang (250), Sarawak (242), Perak (184), Sabah (178), Kelantan (131), Labuan (117), Penang (115), Putrajaya (32) and Terengganu (21).

There were no cases in Perlis today.