153 new cases push state total to 16,214

KUCHING: A cumulative total of 16,214 cases of Covid-19 was recorded in the state to date after 153 cases were reported today (Mar 30).

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily statement said the cases were reported in 14 districts — Sibu with 40, Miri (33), Kuching (20), Bintulu (18), Meradong (11), Marudi (six), Beluru (five), Julau (four), Tanjung Manis (four), Sarikei (three), Subis (three),  Sri Aman (three), Samarahan (two) and Sebauh (one).

“These take the total to 16,214 cases,” the committee said today.

Of the 153 new cases, 17 had signs and symptoms of infection during screening.

“A total of 98 cases are individuals who were ordered to stay at quarantine centres statewide.

“Ninety-three were individuals who had been identified as close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases; one person returned from abroad (Import A) and four returned from high-risk areas (Import B),” it explained.

The committee said currently 33 clusters are still active in the state.

“Of these, a total of eight reported an increase in cases while the other 25 clusters had no additional cases.”

Additionally, SDMC said that Tanjung Manis district has turned orange after 23 locally transmitted cases were reported in the last 14 days.

“This takes the number of districts with orange status to five. Eleven remain red, 16 are yellow and eight are still green,” it added.

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