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KUCHING (Apr 3): Sarawak today recorded 290 new Covid-19 cases and one death in Bintulu, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 17,135 and fatalities to 113, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).
The 113rd death is of a local 50-year-old man who was admitted into the Bintulu Hospital after family members found him unconscious at home. He was pronounced dead on March 29.
A sample was taken from the deceased on March 30 for an rt-PCR test, and the result came out on Apr 2 and was positive for Covid-19.
SDMC said the man had no history of comorbidity.
Meanwhile, the committee said Kuching topped today’s list with 86 new cases recorded, mostly contributed by a new Kampung Binyu cluster, followed by Bintulu (81), Miri (36), Sibu (22), Serian (20), Samarahan (7), Kapit (6), Subis (6), Julau (5), Bukit Mabong (4), Meradong (3), Marudi (3), Sarikei (2), Selangau (2), Sri Aman (2), Tebedu (2), Tanjung Manis (1), Tatau (1) and Belaga (1).
MORE TO COME