Covid-19: Sarawak records 522 new cases, 2 deaths

A Covid-19 swab team in the thick of action carrying out sampling at a longhouse in Sibu recently.

KUCHING (April 29): Sarawak today recorded 522 new Covid-19 cases, along with two fatalities in Kapit and Bintulu respectively, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

In its daily update statement, the committee said these brought the cumulative total of positive cases in the state to 29,899 and the death toll to 173.

Of the total new cases, Bintulu had the highest with 140 cases followed by Sibu at 96, Miri (69), Kuching (58), Kanowit (40), Selangau (15), Sri Aman (15), Serian (13), Kapit (13), Mukah (9), Lundu (7), Song (6), Bukit Mabong (6), Pakan (5), Bau (5), Saratok (4), Betong (4), Sarikei (4), Matu (4), Julau (3), Daro (2), Samarahan (2), Tanjung Manis (1) and Limbang (1).

“Of the 522 new cases, 42 individuals showed signs and symptoms when taking the Covid-19 swab tests while 453 individuals detected were those ordered to undergo quarantine,” said SDMC.

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