Covid-19: 699 new cases, eight deaths in Sarawak on Friday (June 11)

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 699 new Covid-19 cases and eight fatalities on Friday (June 11), says the state Disaster Management Committee.

This takes the state's cumulative tally to 54, 330 cases with a death toll of 342, it said.

Kuching had the most cases with 205, followed by Sibu (79), Bintulu (72) and Tatau (71), while 26 other districts reported between one and 41 cases each.

The committee said 441 of the new cases were close contacts to Covid-19 patients while 90 were detected through screening of active clusters.

"One imported case involved an individual who returned from Denmark," it said in a statement.

The committee said one of the latest deaths was a 72-year-old woman who was brought in dead to Kanowit Hospital while a 55-year-old man and 80-year-old woman were brought in dead to Miri Hospital.

The other fatalities were two women and three men, aged between 53 and 80.

The committee also said a new cluster resulting from Hari Raya Aidilfitri visit was detected at Kampung Kolong 2 in Kuching.

"The infection in the cluster has reached the fourth generation.

"A total of 52 people have been screened and 36 of them tested positive," the committee said.

It added that three new workplace clusters were also detected in Tatau.

The Pekan Tatau Baru cluster currently has 27 positive cases.

A total of 742 people have been screened after an outbreak was detected at a plywood mill and spread to a longhouse at Nanga Tekalit.

The Sungai Kakus and Semanok clusters involved oil palm estates with 51 and seven confirmed cases, respectively.

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