159 new positive cases in state

KUCHING: The state recorded 159 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total tally to 9,924.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement, said the cases were reported in 13 districts throughout the state.

“They are Sibu with 52 cases, Betong (49), Kuching (18), Bintulu (15), Miri (nine), Sarikei (five), three each in Dalat and Samarahan, and one each in Sri Aman, Bukit Mabong, Marudi, Tatau and Subis,” it said today.

The committee also revealed that the newly recorded cases also include four healthcare workers in Kuching, Sibu and Miri.

Meanwhile, 227 new cases have recovered and allowed to be discharged.

“These include 107 patients from Sibu Hospital, Sarawak General Hospital (50), Sarikei Hospital (35), Bintulu Hospital (23), Miri Hospital (seven) and Kapit Hospital low-risk treatment centre (five).

“This brings the total number of positive cases that have recovered or allowed to be discharged to 7,490 or 75.47 percent of the total cases in Sarawak,” it said.

SDMC said the State Health Department has declared the end of the Sekubong Cluster in Sebauh after no new cases were reported within 28 days from the date the last case was detected.

“Twenty-five clusters are still active. Three clusters have reported new additions, while the other 22 have no case additions,” it said.

SDMC added that Marudi district has turned yellow after recording one new locally transmitted case today.

“The districts of Selangau, Kanowit, Betong, Meradong, Kuching, Samarahan, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu remain as red zones with a total of 2,554 locally transmitted cases reported in these 10 districts in the last 14 days.

“Julau, Subis, Bau, Bukit Mabong, Dalat and Sri Aman districts remain as orange zones. Mukah, Pusa, Song, Asajaya, Beluru, Sarikei, Lundu, Saratok, Sebauh, Serian and Belaga districts remain as yellow zones while 12 others remain as green zones,” SDMC said.