KUCHING: The number of new COVID-19 cases in Sarawak dropped to 461 today, from over 600 cases yesterday, with only Kuching district registering additional triple digit cases, according to the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN).
Kuching recorded 184 of the total new cases, Simunjan registered 30, Bintulu and Dalat each recorded 29 cases, Serian and Sibu 28 cases each, Miri (26), Samarahan (22), Bau (20), Sri Aman (11) and Beluru (10).
Nine new cases were also recorded in Subis, followed by Saratok (seven), Lundu (six), Asajaya (five), Mukah, Kapit, Telang Usan and Selangau each with three cases, Meradong and Tatau two cases each and Sarikei one case.
With the new cases, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Sarawak stands at 73,318, while three fatalities were also recorded bringing the death tally to 453.
Meanwhile, a new cluster, Bintulu-Miri Coastal Road Cluster has been declared in the state after 25 positive cases were detected among 312 occupants of a workers quarters at an oil palm plantation which was placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) while another 287 people are still waiting for their results.