Covid-19: Sarawak's cumulative case total crosses 30,000 mark on Friday (April 30)


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  • Friday, 30 Apr 2021

KUCHING: Sarawak's cumulative total of Covid-19 cases crossed the 30,000 mark as 760 new cases and five deaths were recorded on Friday (April 30).

The state disaster management committee said Bintulu and Kapit districts reported triple-digit cases with 202 and 156 respectively.

It said 89% of Bintulu's cases were close contacts of Covid-19 patients, including 90 from Rumah Siba longhouse and 47 from Rumah Lampoh.

"Both longhouses have been in lockdown since April 22 and 24 when the first positive cases were detected," the committee said in a statement on Friday.

Similarly, 87% of the cases in Kapit comprised close contacts, including 45% from two longhouses in lockdown.

Other districts which reported new cases were Miri (80), Sibu (58), Kanowit (33), Subis and Kuching (32 each), Pakan (29), Selangau (26), Song (24) and Meradong (15).

Serian, Sebauh and Sarikei reported 11 new cases each, Saratok (eight), Sri Aman, Beluru and Lundu (six each), Bau and Mukah (four each), Julau (three) and Limbang, Samarahan and Bukit Mabong (one each).

Among the latest deaths was a 32-year-old woman who was referred to Sarikei Hospital for fever, cough and loss of smell. After testing positive on April 28, her condition deteriorated and she passed away on Friday.

According to the statement, she had several comorbidities, namely hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity.

The other fatalities were two men and two women aged 61 to 84, taking the state's death toll to 178.

The committee also said four new clusters were declared on Friday, including one workplace cluster and one involving a learning centre in Miri.

The others are community clusters involving two longhouses in Kanowit and another longhouse in Selangau.

The committee added that three longhouses and a village have been placed under the enhanced movement control order from April 30 to May 13.

The affected localities are Rumah Rampai Sungai Anyit Selangan and Rumah Chan Minggat in Sarikei, Rumah Payau Emperan Datuk in Pakan and Kampung Sagah in Kuching.

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