Covid-19: Sarawak reports 356 new cases on Monday (May 3), with 76 clusters still active


KUCHING: Sarawak reported 356 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (May 3), with 63% detected in five districts, says the state disaster management committee.

In a statement, it said the highest numbers of cases were found in Miri (80), Sibu (74), Kuching (29), Sebauh (21) and Selangau (20).

Other districts which recorded cases were Kapit (18), Pakan and Meradong (16 each), Subis (15), Bintulu (13), Sarikei (12), Song (11), Kanowit, Julau, Sri Aman and Betong (five each), Beluru, Samarahan and Tatau (two each) and Marudi, Saratok, Limbang, Bau and Mukah (one each).

This takes the state's cumulative tally of confirmed cases to 32,047.

The committee also said there were two fatalities, bringing the death toll to 184.

The latest fatalities were an 86-year-old woman who died at Bintulu Hospital on May 1, and another woman aged 57 who died at Sibu Hospital on May 2.

Recoveries outpaced new cases with 430 individuals discharged from hospitals and low-risk quarantine and treatment centres, whereas active cases numbered 5,999.

The Sungai Mupong and Tanjung Genting clusters, both in Meradong, were declared to have ended after recording no new cases in the past 28 days.

There are still 76 active clusters in the state, including 14, which recorded a total of 62 new cases.

Meanwhile, the committee said the EMCO will be enforced at Rumah Ukam longhouse in Julau from May 1 to 14, Rumah Sibat in Betong from May 4 to 17 and Rumah Robert in Sarikei from May 5 to 11.

In addition, the enhanced MCO will be extended at Rumah Mut in Julau from May 3 to 9, Rumah Malong in Sarikei from May 4 to 10 and Rumah Nyawin in Meradong from May 4 to 17.

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