SIBU: Sarawak recorded a spike in new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Aug 1) with 578 infections, up from 485 a day earlier.
Two new clusters were detected. They included the 511 Sentosa cluster in Kuching with 12 cases, and the Kantis Pantu cluster in Sri Aman with nine cases.
The state disaster management committee in a statement said the bulk of the new cases, 317, were reported in Kuching.
The rest were Serian with 65 cases, Sibu (29), Samarahan (23), Bau (20), Miri (16), Lundu (16), Bintulu (15), Mukah (15), Simunjan (13), Kabong (11), Dalat (seven), Sri Aman (six), Selangau (six), Meradong (four), Betong (three), Saratok (three), Kanowit, Tatau and Tebedu with two each and one each in Sarikei, Pusa and Beluru.
"The other 16 districts recorded zero cases," it said.
Cumulatively, the total number of cases in the state stands at 77,306.
The committee added that of the 578 new cases, 440 of them were detected from screenings of individuals with contact to positive cases; 64 from screenings of individuals from existing active clusters; 40 from screenings of symptomatic individuals at health facilities; and 28 from other screenings at health facilities.
There were six import cases involving individuals who had returned from Kuala Lumpur (four) and Perak (two).
At the same time, 149 patients have been discharged from hospitals, and low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) throughout the state.
"So far, a total of 70,721 patients or 91.48% of the total cases, have recovered from the disease," it said.
Meanwhile, the committee said two longhouses in Sri Aman have been placed under the enhanced movement control order from Aug 1 to 14.