Two new Covid-19 cases from SGH cluster, total now 68

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By Chew Lip Song

SARAWAK has registered four new Covid-19 cases, including two from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) cluster, bringing to 68 the number of health workers there who have tested positive for the virus.

The other two cases reported in the state are from the Tebedu district.

Of the 68 from the SGH cluster, 22 of them were linked to the Kuching church conference cluster, while the remaining 46 were from other smaller clusters, the state disaster management committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas announced in a media statement.

A total of 16 Covid-19 patients have also been discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 350 or a recovery rate of 64.58 per cent of the total 542 positive cases in the state.

Nationwide, 54 new cases were reported, 45 of whom were among foreigners. This brings the total number of positive cases in Malaysia to 6,589, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

Of the 54 new cases, one was an imported case.

One new death was also reported, involving a 74-year-old woman with a history of health problems like high blood pressure and thyroid. She had come into contact with another patient who attended theĀ Seri PetalingĀ tabligh gathering.

The victim died at 11.23pm yesterday at the Malacca Hospital.

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