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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Feb 26: Asajaya’s Covid-19 advisory level has turned to yellow after one local case was detected from symptomatic screening in the district today.
However, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, reported that the status of Bau District has changed to orange after recording 22 local cases in the past two weeks.
Bau thus joined six other districts to be categorised as orange zones namely Kanowit, Betong, Song, Bukit Mabong, Dalat and Sri Aman which recorded a total of 172 local cases in the last 14 days.
There were 10 districts retaining their yellow zone status with a total of 71 local cases recorded in the past two weeks. They are Beluru, Sarikei, Lundu, Selangau, Saratok, Sebauh, Tatau, Pakan, Serian and Belaga.
A total of nine districts namely Meradong, Kuching, Samarahan, Julau, Subis, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu were still labelled as a high-risk red zone of Covid-19 spread with a total of 2,514 local cases reported in the past 14 days.
Of the nine districts in Sarawak under the red zone, Sibu continued to top the list with the highest number of local cases at 1,303 in the last two weeks followed by Kapit (279), Kuching (263), Bintulu (183), Meradong (163), Subis (117), Samarahan (87), Miri (67) and Julau (52).
Of the 41 districts in Sarawak, 13 districts were still in the safe green zone with no cases reported. They were Matu, Lawas, Daro, Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Telang Usan, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu, Mukah, Pusa, Kabong and Marudi.
Meanwhile, Sarawak reported two Covid-19 fatalities and 250 new cases today with Sibu topping the list of daily infections at 104 cases followed by Kuching (43), Kapit (39), Meradong (13), Bintulu (10), Betong (9), Miri (8), Samarahan (4), Sebauh and Subis (3 each), Julau, Dalat, Beluru, Selangau and Bau (2 each) as well as Asajaya, Serian, Saratok and Song (1 each).
This thus increased the state tally to 9,119 and the death toll to 80. -DayakDaily