Covid-19: Samarahan turns red and Kuching reverts back to orange zone

A table showing the Samarahan district which has been classified as a red zone of Covid-19. Source: State Health Department

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Feb 16: The Covid-19 situation in Samarahan and Kuching has worsened with more cases detected in the past few days.

As a result, the Samarahan district has changed status from orange to red zone of Covid-19 with a cumulative number of 57 infections in the past 14 days.

Kuching district has also revert to an orange zone after reporting a total of 28 cases of local transmission in the past two weeks.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Samarahan and Kuching reported double-digit cases today.

Samarahan registered 19 new cases while Kuching witnessed 17 new cases.

In the meantime, 10 districts namely Julau, Subis, Beluru, Kapit, Song, Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Miri and Sibu remained as red zones of Covid-19 with a total of 2,051 cases of local infections in the past 14 days.

Two districts, Lundu and Sri Aman stayed as orange zones of Covid-19 with a cumulative 63 cases in the past fortnight.

14 other districts namely Bau, Matu, Selangau, Betong, Saratok, Sarikei, Sebauh, Lawas, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga and Meradong were still in the yellow zone of coronavirus with a total of 106 cases of local transmission in the past two weeks.

Meanwhile 12 districts – Daro, Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Telang Usan, Asajaya, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu, Mukah, Pusa, Kabong and Marudi remained as green zones of Covid-19. — DayakDaily