[Updated] Covid-19: Song, from green to orange in one day

An infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at Jan 24, 2021. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 24: Song district, a Covid-19 green zone just yesterday, has turned into an orange zone today with a surge of 27 local cases in 24 hours.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement today disclosed all 27 cases in Song today are linked to the Pasai Cluster.

At the same time, Betong was converted from a yellow to an orange zone with 28 local cases over the past 14 days.

As Tatau district in Bintulu became a Covid-19 yellow zone following one new local infection identified today involving a symptomatic individual, Dalat turned into a red zone with 41 local cases in the last two weeks.

In the meantime, the committee said Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Beluru and Kanowit districts remained as Covid-19 red zones with a total of 1,662 local infections detected over the past fortnight.

Bintulu, Sebauh and Dalat districts stayed as orange zones with a total of 111 local infections.

Other districts such as Bukit Mabong, Bau, Pakan, Serian, Subis, Belaga, Meradong, Julau, Kapit, Simunjan, Asajaya, Lubok Antu, Sarikei, Limbang, Selangau, Kota Samarahan and Sri Aman remained as yellow zones with a total of 81 local infections detected over the past 14 days.

Twelve districts in Sarawak remain classified as green zones free from Covid-19.

On another note, SDMC said there were eight active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

Four of the eight active clusters reported increases in new cases today.

They comprise the Pasai Cluster in Sibu which registered an increase of 136 new cases, Rakut Cluster in Miri which saw 25 new cases, Jelita Cluster in Miri which witnessed six new cases and the Bah Sayap Cluster in Miri which reported one new case.

The remaining active clusters comprising the Bukit Sekubong Cluster in Sebauh, Stutong Cluster in Kuching, Keranji Tabuan in Kuching and the Mador Cluster in Meradong did not register new cases.

SDMC today disclosed that Sarawak registered 255 cases of Covid-19, a record high for Sarawak.

It revealed that there were also two new fatalities reported in Sibu. — DayakDaily