KUCHING, Jan 14: 150 out of 180 Covid-19 cases today in the state were reported in Sibu, and 148 of them were from the Pasai Cluster.
Other than Miri, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas reported nine new cases in Miri, four each in Kuching and Bintulu, three in Dalat, two each in Simunjan and Sebauh, and one each in Limbang, Lubok Antu, Samarahan, Tebedu, Betong and Sarikei.
In Miri, five were from the Jelita Cluster and two involved with the Bah Sayap Cluster. One case resulted from individual screening who just returned from Sabah while the other one was a local who was tested through active contact detection (ACD) of an eatery.
Moving on to Kuching, one out of the four cases was from the Pasai Cluster. It was categorised as an Import-C case as the infection was from another district, Sibu.
The second and third cases were from the Stutong and Jelita Clusters respectively while the last case in the district was from an asymptomatic screening test.
Going on the list in Bintulu, two more were from the Pasai Cluster. One was from the Bukit Sekubong Cluster and another involved a Sarawakian who was tested after presenting symptoms.
All three cases in Dalat and two cases in Simunjan were close contacts of the positive cases in the Pasai Cluster.
Sebauh, on the other hand, had two cases from the Bukit Sekubong Cluster and Samarahan reported one case involving the Stutong Cluster from Kuching.
In Limbang, it was a Sarawakian male who underwent the Covid-19 test before travelling to Brunei. He was categorised as an Import-B case who returned from Sabah, a Covid-19 high-risk area.
Similarly, the one case from Betong also just returned from Johor a Covid-19 high-risk area.
While Lubok Antu reported a local transmission case who were symptomatic, Tebedu detected a Covid-19 positive illegal immigrant from Indonesia, and Sarikei reported a Sarawakian who was on his way to Sabah.
With 180 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak, thus now stands at 1,920.
The committee also reported nine new recoveries who have been discharged from Sarawak General Hospital and Miri Hospital while 768 patients are still receiving treatment in the hospitals across the state.
“Today, there are two cases who are receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unite (ICU) at the Miri Hospital. The patients are in stable conditions.
“There are also 279 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and 83 cases awaiting laboratory test results,” said SDMC in its Covid-19 statement today.
There are 368 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined, and a total of 5,805 individuals under quarantine in 57 hotels throughout Sarawak while 51,933 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine.—DayakDaily