Beluru declared red zone, notching up a total of nine red zones in state

The chart shows the districts under the red zone and orange zone in Sarawak as of Feb 4, 2020.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Feb 4: Beluru district has been elevated to the high-risk red zone of Covid-19 pandemic spread after recording a spike in daily infections with 74 cases today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas revealed that with the new cases, Beluru registered a total of 96 local cases in the past 14 days.

With the addition of Beluru, Sarawak now has nine districts under the red zone. The eight others are Kapit, Song, Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Miri, Sibu and Kuching with a total 1,882 local cases reported in the past 14 days.

“Matu, Sri Aman and Selangau have today turned from yellow to orange zones after recording 25, 28, 23 local cases respectively in the past 14 days.

“Bau, Lundu, Subis and Betong remained as orange zones with a total of 111 local cases reported in the last 14 days,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 update here today.

A total of 15 districts namely Sarikei, Daro, Sebauh, Lawas, Telang Usan, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga, Meradong, Julau, Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Sarikei, Limbang and Samarahan were still under yellow zone status with total of 125 local cases reported in the past 14 days.

Only nine districts still managed to maintain and defend its green zone status. They are Asajaya, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu, Mukah, Pusa, Saratok, Kabong and Marudi. -DayakDaily