Another 76 Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant have been detected in Sarawak, the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Institute of Health and Community Medicine (IHCM) said today.
IHCM director Dr David Perera said the cases were detected through ongoing tracking and surveillance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants circulating in the state.
“Samples from positive cases were tested between June 7 and July 13, with the majority of the cases (52 cases) detected in Kuching,” he said in his latest report to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman Douglas Uggah Embas today.
Perera said the Delta cases were detected through the testing of samples from Hospital Sentosa, the Satok police station and various other locations in Kuching, while 11 cases were detected in Serian, five in Sri Aman, three in Samarahan and one each in Sibu, Miri and Betong.
“We also detected a case each under the ‘Import A’ (individuals coming from overseas) and ‘Import B’ (individuals coming from other parts of Malaysia) categories,” he said.
A total of 93 cases involving the Delta variant have been detected in Sarawak since June 18.