Kuching back to Covid-19 red zone with four new cases

The posting by Dr Noor Hisham on his Facebook saying that Kuching has been turned into the red zone of Covid-19 after having more than 41 cases of local transmission.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 25: Kuching has been reclassified back to Covid-19 red zone after four new positive Covid-19 cases were reported here today, taking the number of local transmission cases in the past two weeks past the 41 figure mark.

The information was disclosed by Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on his social media posting today.

“Four new cases from Sentosa Hospital cluster. This hospital is closed for the public.

“All the healthcare workers are quarantined within the hospital. Contact tracing is being carried out. 677 individuals have been screened and swab.

“657 individuals are awaiting laboratory results and Kuching, Sarawak turns to the red zone,” he said on his Facebook posting.

Yesterday, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Kuching remained in the yellow zone of Covid-19 as the number of local transmission in the past two weeks was 38 cases, three cases short of turning into a red zone.

The distribution of Covid-19 cases according to districts in Sarawak and Sabah. Source: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Earlier in May, the Covid-19 situation in Kuching has improved as the status of Kuching changed from red zone to yellow zone on May 15.

As new positive cases began to resurface in the city recently, the Covid-19 situation in Kuching has gradually worsened. —DayakDaily