COVID-19: Sarawak Records Highest Delta Variant Infection In The Country

Sarawak recorded the highest cases of the Delta COVID-19 variant infection with 272 cases as of August 10th, the only state in the country with three-digit infections from the variant. 

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In a Facebook post, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that Selangor, which topped the country’s list of infections for many weeks, had the second highest number of cases from the variant at 31.

This, followed by other states and territories that also recorded two-digit Delta variant cases were Pahang (19), Johor (16), Labuan (14), Kuala Lumpur (13) and Kedah (13).

Other states and territories that also reported the Delta cases were Negeri Sembilan (9), Melaka (8), Terengganu (7), Putrajaya (6), Perak, Sabah and Perlis with four cases each, Kelantan (3) and Penang (1). 

This brings the country’s cumulative number of Delta cases to 424. 

Jumlah kes COVID-19 dengan VOC dan VOI yang dikesan di seluruh negara hasil penjujukan genom setakat 10 Ogos 2021. #COVID19 #DeltaVariant

Posted by KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA on Sunday, August 15, 2021

According to Astro AWANI, the first Delta variant case in Sarawak was detected on June 18th, involving a 56-year-old man from Kuching which was classified as an Import B case, which originated from other states in the country.

Ahh how scary! Please stay safe everyone, and remember to always abide by SOPs.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat