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42 cases involving Delta, Beta variants recorded in Terengganu since June

Thirty-three were of the Delta variant while the rest were of the Beta strain.

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Authorities in Terengganu have urged the people to adhere to the SOPs as 42 Covid-19 cases involving variants of concern (VoC) were reported in the state from late June to yesterday.

Terengganu health department director Dr Kasemani Embong said of the total, 33 were of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) and the remaining nine were of the Beta variant (B.1.351).

“Kemaman recorded the highest number of infections with 10 cases, followed by Kuala Terengganu (nine cases), Besut (six cases), Dungun (six cases), Hulu Terengganu (four cases), Marang (three cases), Setiu (two cases) and Kuala Nerus (two cases).

“The cases also recorded a higher infectivity rate, therefore people should avoid going to crowded places, always wear face masks and practise good personal hygiene such as by using hand sanitiser,” she said in a statement on Facebook.

Yesterday, Terengganu recorded an increase of 356 cases, taking the total number of active cases to 8,477. The cumulative number of infections in the state stands at 58,981.

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