Betong, Kanowit now red zones

KUCHING: The districts of Betong and Kanowit are now red zones after recording 46 and 45 cases (respectively) for the past two weeks, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), today (Feb 27)

It also said that the said that Selangau District has changed to orange zone after recording of 40 local transmission cases in the last 14 days.

In addition, the Pusa District has changed to a yellow zone after two local transmission cases were reported in the district.

SDMC added that Song District has changed to a yellow zone after recording 17 local transmission cases in the last 14 days.

The committee also said that Meradong, Kuching, Samarahan, Julau, Subis, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri, and Sibu districts remained as red zones after recording a total of 2,562 local transmission cases in the last 14 days.

It said Bau, Bukit Mabong, Dalat, and Sri Aman districts remained its orange zone status after recording a total of 114 local transmission cases for the past two weeks.

As for Asajaya, Beluru, Sarikei, Lundu, Saratok, Sebauh, Tatau, Pakan, Serian, and Belaga, these districts remained as yellow zone after recording a total 60 local transmission cases in the last 14 days.

The remaining 12 districts in Sarawak remain as green zones.

Meanwhile, SDMC said there were 242 new recoveries discharged from the hospitals in the state.

Of the total recovered and discharged cases, the committee said 98 were from Miri Hospital, Sibu Hospital (77), Covid-19 Treatment and Quarantine Centre (PKRC) under Kapit Hospital (46), Sarawak General Hospital (11), Bintulu Hospital (eight) and Sarikei Hospital (two).

The committee said this brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases to 6,862 or 73.20 percent of the total Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.

On the same day, SDMC said there were 2,397 people still undergoing treatment at hospital isolation wards in the state — 1,161 in Sibu Hospital, SGH (384), Bintulu Hospital (282), Sarikei Hospital (212), PKRC Kapit (188), Miri Hospital (137), and PKRC Sri Aman (33).

SDMC said the state also recorded 256 new persons-under-investigation (PUI), while three PUI are still awaiting laboratory results.

The committee said while there are 591 persons-under-surveillance (PUS) that have been checked into the respective hotel and quarantine centres to undergo quarantine.

This brings a total of 6,157 PUS placed at 86 hotels and quarantine centres statewide as of today (Feb 27), while a total of 68,482 PUS have completed the quarantine period.