Covid-19: 717 new cases in Sarawak, two deaths in Miri and Sibu

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KUCHING (April 23): Sarawak recorded 717 new Covid-19 cases today with two deaths from Miri and Sibu, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today.

This is the second highest number of cases the state has ever recorded, after the outbreak in the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) at Jalan Borneo Heights here on April 16 which saw the state recording 960 cases and also topping the country’s list.

The Pulapol outbreak accounted for 313 of the total of new cases in Sarawak that day.

Sarawak came second in the country today after Selangor which led the list with 748 new cases, with the country’s overall new daily infections at 2,847, according to the Ministry of Health.

Sibu topped the state’s district list today at 165 new cases followed by Bintulu 162, Kuching 57, Saratok 45, Meradong 44, Miri 40, Subis 38, Kapit 31, Bukit Mabong 28, Mukah 27, Serian 27, Selangau 15, Kanowit 5, Matu 5, Sarikei 5, Beluru 3, Kabong 3, Daro 3, Sri Aman 3, Samarahan 2, Lundu 2, Pusa 2, Julau 2, Lubok Antu 2, Bau 1.

SDMC said the latest two death cases have brought the total Covid-19 death tally in the state to 148, and cumulative number of cases in the state now stands at 26,749.


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