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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, March 3: Lundu and Belaga have returned to green zone status after recording no new local Covid-19 cases in the past 14 days.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas confirmed that this thus increased the number of green zone districts to 14 as of today.
The remaining 12 districts which are green zones comprise Tatau, Pakan, Matu, Lawas, Daro, Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Telang Usan, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu and Kabong.
“Selangau, Kanowit, Betong, Meradong, Kuching, Samarahan, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu remained as red zones with a total of 2,482 local cases reported in the 10 districts in the past 14 days,” he told a press conference to provide updates on Sarawak’s Covid-19 situation here today.
Of the 10 districts in Sarawak classified as red zones, Sibu overshadowed the rest with 1,117 local transmissions recorded there in the last two weeks followed by Kuching (294), Bintulu (257), Kapit (217), Meradong (173), Miri (153), Betong (132), Kanowit (48), Selangau (46) and Samarahan (45).
There are six districts with orange zone status, with a total of 175 local cases reported in the last 14 days namely Jalau, Subis, Bau, Bukit Mabong, Dalat and Sri Aman.
“Mukah, Pusa, Song, Asajaya, Beluru, Sarikei, Saratok, Sebauh and Serian remained as yellow zones with a total of 94 local cases reported in the last 14 days,” Uggah added.
Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded one Covid-19 fatality in Sibu today and 139 new cases, with Sibu recording the highest number of daily infections with 39 cases followed by Kuching (29), Bintulu (17), Betong (13), Kapit and Bau (6 each), Meradong, Miri and Selangau (5 each), Pusa and Serian (4 each), Sebauh (2), as well as Julau, Sarikei, Asajaya and Song with one case each respectively.
This thus increased the state’s tally of positive cases to 10,063 and death toll to 84.
Sarawak also reported 210 recoveries today, with 87 patients discharged from Sibu Hospital, 52 from Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Kapit, 29 from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), 24 from Bintulu Hospital, 16 from Sarikei Hospital and eight from Miri Hospital.
Thus, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak has increased to 7,701 or 76.53 per cent of total positive cases so far. — DayakDaily