Covid-19: 582 new cases, five clusters in Sarawak


SIBU: Sarawak recorded five new Covid-19 clusters and 582 cases on Thursday (July 29).

The new cases were an increase from 464 reported a day earlier.

The state disaster management committee in a statement said Kuching has the most number of cases due to four new clusters.

"Of the 311 cases in Kuching, 92 were from the four new clusters," it said, adding that the fifth cluster was recorded in Simunjan.

The clusters were Telaga Air (34), Kampung Senari (25), Kampung Paya Mebi (21) and Kampung Quop (12), while the Sungai Mangga cluster in Simunjan had 55 cases.

The districts with two-digit cases were Simunjan (73), Serian (51), Bau (50), Sibu (26), Bintulu (13), Samarahan (12), Miri and Meradong with 11 each.

Other cases were in Tatau (eight), Telang Usan (three), Asajaya, Selangau and Subis with two each while one case was reported in six localities of Sri Aman.

Of the new cases, 420 of them were detected from close contact screenings; screenings of individuals from existing active clusters (65); screenings of symptomatic individuals at health facilities (36); other screenings at health facilities (48) and 13 imported cases from individuals flying in from Selangor (10), Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan and Melaka with one each.

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