Nine new cases on Monday push total to 252,609

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KUCHING: Nine new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Sarawak on Monday (Jan 17), bringing the total to 252,609.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update, said one of the cases was Category 5 while the rest were Categories 1 and 2.

“Sibu recorded the most with four cases, Kuching with three and one each in Miri and Bintulu.

“In addition, there are 192 new persons under surveillance and 587 of them are currently quarantined at designated hotels.”

SDMC also said the total number of persons under surveillance who had been discharged was 164,175.

In terms of non-compliance with the standard operating procedures, the Ministry of Health issued five compounds between Jan 9 and 15 – three to premises and two to individuals.

Two premises failed to prepare hand sanitisers while another did not prepare a temperature reader.

Meanwhile, Kuching police issued a total of 14 compound notices to errant individuals.

All of them had failed to scan the MySejahtera before entering a premises, bringing the total number of compounds issued by Sarawak police to 12,942.

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