Covid-19: 512 new cases in Sarawak on May 11, half from Miri division

KUCHING: Sarawak reported 512 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (May 11), with half coming from Miri division, says the state disaster management committee.

It said 256 cases were recorded in the northern division's three districts, comprising 160 in Miri, 75 in Subis and 21 in Beluru.

"Of this total, 222 cases are close contacts who have been given quarantine orders.

"Another 21 cases were detected among oil and gas workers screened prior to signing on for duty," the committee said in a statement on Tuesday (May 11).

The cumulative tally of confirmed cases in Sarawak now stands at 36,321.

The committee also said there were two more deaths involving a 63-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man, taking the state's death toll to 211.

In addition, it said a new community cluster was identified at Kampung Bako Hilir in Kuching.

The Bako Hilir cluster involves four families at the village, with the index case testing positive on April 30.

"The index case, a 24-year-old housewife, was infected in the community. The infection spread to her family members and other villagers through close and casual contact," the committee said.

Following active case detection, the cluster now has 18 confirmed cases. The village has been placed under the enhanced movement control order until May 25.

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