Covid-19: Sarawak records 146 cases, 92 from Sibu

Covid-19 statistics for Sarawak as of January 12, 2021. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 12: Sarawak stayed firmly in triple digit territory for the second consecutive day today, recording 146 new Covid-19 cases, with Sibu accounting for 60 per cent of them.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee in a statement, 92 cases were reported in Sibu followed by Sebauh with 20 cases, Kanowit (12), Miri (11), Beluru (3), Kuching (3), Dalat (2), Saratok (1) Bintulu (1) and Limbang (1).

With the additional 146 cases, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has risen to 1,574.

SDMC said for Sibu, 83 cases were detected in relation to the Pasai Cluster, eight cases from self-screening, and one from screening of individuals returning from a high risk area.


As for the cases in Sebauh, the committee said there were 20 infections from a new cluster known as Bukit Sekubong Cluster.

With this, Sebauh moves from a Covid-19 yellow zone to orange zone status.

The committee also noted Limbang is now a yellow Covid-19 zone with one new case reported.

Meanwhile, the Pasai Cluster in Sibu has spread to Kanowit and Dalat.

There were 12 cases reported in Kanowit and two cases in Dalat.

For the 11 cases in Miri, SDMC said the cases comprised two infections from the Bah Sayap Cluster, one infection from the Jelita Cluster, one infection from an individual returning from a high risk area and seven others from self-screening.

Meanwhile, there were 18 patients who recovered and were allowed to be discharged from hospitals.

There are a total of 435 patients still being treated for Covid-19 at health facilities throughout Sarawak.

SDMC said there were 156 new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases, with 12 awaiting laboratory test results.

A total of 424 new Persons-Under Surveillance (PUS) have been registered into hotels and quarantine centres today to observe quarantine.

There is a total of 6,006 PUS undergoing quarantine at 51 hotels and quarantine centres throughout Sarawak while a total of 50,578 PUS have completed their quarantine to-date. — DayakDaily