More than 2,000 Covid-19 cases came from longhouses


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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Mar 9: There were more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases identified in longhouses through Sarawak out of the total of 11,511 coronavirus cases reported in the state.

According to a press statement from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), a total of 2,082 people or 18.09 per cent of cumulative cases reported until March 9 happened in longhouses.

SDMC said the 2,082 Covid-19 positive cases were derived from 32,380 individuals who have been screened, translating into a positive rate of 6.43 per cent.

A total of 279 longhouses in Sarawak have been placed under lockdown over the same period to curb the transmission of Covid-19 in the state.

At present, 68 longhouses are still under lockdown while lockdown for the remaining 211 longhouses were lifted after the Covid-19 situations in those longhouses were brought under control. — DayakDaily