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Covid-19: Sarawak records highest daily new cases, two deaths

22 Jan 2021 / 20:20 H.

KUCHING: Sarawak has recorded two more Covid-19 fatalities today with the highest number of new daily cases at 229 cases.

State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Sibu reported the highest number of positive cases today with 168 cases, followed by Kuching (nine), Kanowit (seven), Sri Aman (seven), Lubok Antu (seven), Subis (two) and Bintulu (one), which raised cumulative cases in the state to 2,931.

“There is an increase of 112 cases involving the Pasai Cluster in Sibu, taking the total infection tally to 1,094. A total of 10,250 people were screened, of which 7,500 people came out negative and 1,656 others are awaiting their results,” he said at the daily press conference on Covid-19 today.

The Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister 1 said the state’s Covid-19 death toll now stood at 24 cases.

He said the 23rd death involved a 48-year-old local man who was admitted to the Miri Hospital on Jan 19 for breathing difficulties. -Bernama

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