Bau turns red, Lundu yellow

KUCHING: Bau district has turned red after recording 41 local infection cases within the last two weeks.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement on Sunday (Mar 7), also revealed that Lundu district has change it status to yellow after recording two new local infection cases today (Mar 7).

“Selangau, Betong, Meradong, Kuching, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu remain as red zones with 2,688 local infection cases recorded in the last 14 days.

“The districts of Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Marudi, Mukah, Pusa, Song, Asajaya, Beluru, Saratok and Sebauh remain as yellow zones with a total of 64 local infection cases recorded in the last 14 days,” SDMC said.

The committee said Samarahan, Kanowit, Sarikei, Serian, Julau, Subis, Dalat and Sri Aman remain orange with a total of 228 local infection cases recorded in the last two weeks.

Meanwhile, 12 districts in the state remain as green zones.

On the Covid-19 vaccination status, SDMC informed that as of Saturday (Mar 6), 16,488 have been inoculated since the start of the state’s immunisation programme on Feb 26.

SDMC added that 196 new cases have recovered and been discharged from hospitals on Sunday (Mar 7) — 118 from Sibu Hospital, 22 each from Bintulu Hospital and Sarikei Hospital, Sarawak General Hospital (19), Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) under Kapit Hospital (10) and Miri Hospital (five).

“This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 8,595 or 77.46 percent of total Covid-19 cases in Sarawak,” it said.

A total of 2,377 active cases are still being isolated and treated at PKRCs and hospital wards throughout the state.

“Today, 203 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases were reported and three PUIs are still awaiting laboratory test results,” said the committee.