Sarawak tops number of new infections


PETALING JAYA: Sarawak is still the state with the most number of new Covid-19 infections as the country recorded 1,139 new cases in the same timespan in the latest figures.

Sarawak, which topped the list with 385 new cases the day before, logged 332 new cases, followed by Selangor with 294 and Johor with 102, in yesterday’s update.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his daily update on the pandemic, also revealed that 10 new Covid-19 clusters had been detected.

One of which is the Sungai Kawi cluster, located in Sarawak, which has 127 cases linked to it so far.

It is spread by community transmission and involves the Meradong and Sibu districts.

Another cluster, dubbed Highline, has five imported cases that were found positive following a sign-off screening on April 5.

The cluster, which is located in Kota Tinggi district in Johor, involves crew members of a vessel that docked in Pengerang.

Dr Noor Hisham said another six of the new clusters involved workplace transmission while two clusters involved community transmission.

One cluster is linked to a detention centre in Johor while the remaining one is the imported Highline cluster.

He added that 64 existing clusters recorded new Covid-19 cases while another 10 clusters had ended yesterday.

This brings the number of active clusters in the country to 354.

He also said there were 1,199 recovered cases which were discharged.

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