Sarawak detects another 180 cases of Delta variant

KUCHING: Another 180 cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant have been detected in Sarawak, according to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’s Institute of Health and Community Medicine (IHCM).

IHCM director Prof Dr David Perera said the new cases were detected from 355 positive Covid-19 cases sequenced as of July 27 in the ongoing tracking and surveillance of the virus variants circulating in the state.

He said the Delta variant cases were found in Kuching, Bau, Lundu, Kota Samarahan, Simunjan, Sri Aman, Miri and Bintulu.

"We had 124 cases in Kuching, eight in Lundu and five in Bau, representing a detection rate of 65% or 137 of the Covid-19 samples sequenced," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 3).

Prof Perera also said seven cases of the recently described Indonesian variant of concern (B.1.466.2) and two cases of the Beta variant (B.1.351) were detected as of July 27.

He said the two Beta variant cases were detected in Kuching while the Indonesian variant was detected in Kuching with four cases, Sibu (two) and Bintulu (one).

With the latest cases, a cumulative total of 343 cases of variants of concern and variants of interest have been detected in Sarawak.

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