Kanowit turns red while Serian, Pakan lose green zone status

An infographic showing the situation of Covid-19 in Sarawak as at January 20. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 20: More districts in Sarawak have been infected with Covid-19 cases as some have turned into either red, orange or yellow zones of Covid-19.

The latest was Kanowit district which has changed into a red zone of Covid-19 as there were 73 cases of local infection reported in the past fortnight.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement indicated that there were 43 new cases of Covid-19 in Kanowit which were linked to the Pasai Cluster.

The committee said there were 139 new cases reported from the Pasai Cluster today.

In spite of that, it noted 2,857 individuals from the Pasai Cluster were still awaiting the results of their Covid-19 swab test while 7,250 individuals have been screened with 3,500 tested negative.

With 139 new cases, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases from the cluster has increased to 893 cases.

Apart from that, the Dalat district has also turned into an orange zone with 22 cases of local infection in the past 14 days.

The Dalat district has today witnessed three new cases related to the Pasai Cluster reported.

Moreover, Serian and Pakan districts have also turned into yellow zones of Covid-19 today with each district recording one new infection.

SDMC said Sarawak reported 203 new cases of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Beluru remained as red zones of Covid-19 with a total of 1,035 cases of local transmission reported in the past two weeks.

The Sebauh district stayed as an orange zone with 27 cases of local infection in the last 14 days.

The Subis, Belaga, Betong, Meradong, Julau, Kapit, Simunjan, Asajaya, Selangau, Kota Samarahan, Sri Aman, Bukit Mabong, Bintulu and Limbang were still classified as yellow zones of Covid-19 with 77 cases of local transmission in the past fortnight.

There are 15 districts in Sarawak remained as green zones of Covid-19. —DayakDaily