KUCHING: Dalat district changed its Covid-19 status from orange to red today with a total of 59 local infection cases reported in the last 14 days.
Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Sarikei district also changed its status, going from yellow to orange after 21 local infection cases were reported in the last 14 days.
“Lawas district changed its status from green to yellow after three local infection cases were reported in the district within the last 14 days,” he said at SDMC’s Covid-19 update press conference today.
On a brighter note, he said Limbang district had regained its green status as no local infection cases had been reported in the last fortnight.
“Sebauh district changed its status from orange to yellow with a remainder of 11 local infection cases reported in the last 14 days,” he told.
At the same time, he said the districts of Bintulu, Kanowit, Beluru, Miri, Sibu, and Kuching remained as red zones, with a total of 1,683 local infection cases reported in these six districts within the last fortnight.
Uggah, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, said the districts of Subis, Betong, and Song remained orange, whereas the districts of Telang Usan, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Bau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga, Meradong, Julau, Kapit, Simunjan, Asajaya, Lubok Antu, Sarikei, Limbang, Selangau, Samarahan, and Sri Aman remained yellow.
“The other 11 districts have maintained their green status,” he said.
He added 142 new cases had recovered and were discharged from hospitals today; 105 were from Sibu Hospital, 22 from Miri Hospital, eight from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), and seven from Bintulu Hospital.
With this, he said the total number of recovered and discharged cases increased to 1,958 or 52.86 percent of the total Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.
As of today, 1,706 cases were still being treated at hospital isolation wards and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs) – 1,088 cases under Sibu Hospital, Miri Hospital (304), SGH (162), Bintulu Hospital (97), Kapit Hospital (40), Sarikei Hospital (14), and Limbang Hospital (1).
“Today (Tuesday), 230 new person under investigation (PUI) cases were reported and 27 PUIs are still awaiting laboratory results,” Uggah today said.