Marudi becomes Covid-19 yellow zone after reporting one local case

A graphic and map showing the districts in Sarawak under red, orange, yellow and green zones

KUCHING, March 2: Marudi has turned into Covid-19 yellow zone after recording one local case from symptomatic screening today.

As such, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement reported that the number of districts in the yellow zone in Sarawak has increased to 12.

The 11 other districts still remain as Covid-19 yellow zones with a total of 86 local cases reported in the last 14 days are Mukah, Pusa, Song, Asajaya, Beluru, Sarikei, Lundu, Saratok, Sebauh, Serian and Belaga.

Ten districts are still labelled as high-risk Covid-19 red zones with 2,554 local cases recorded in the past two weeks. They are Selangau, Kanowit, Betong, Meradong, Kuching, Samarahan, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu.

Of the 10 districts in Sarawak under the red zone, Sibu topped the list with highest number of local cases at 1,179 in the last two weeks followed by Kuching (284), Kapit (264), Bintulu (253), Meradong (168), Miri (151), Betong (119), Kanowit (49), Samarahan (46), and Selangau (41).

There are six districts under orange status with a total of 175 local cases reported in the last 14 days, namely Jalau, Subis, Bau, Bukit Mabong, Dalat and Sri Aman.

Out of the 41 districts in Sarawak, only 12 districts are still in the safe green zone with no cases reported.  These districts are Tatau, Pakan, Matu, Lawas, Daro, Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Telang Usan, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu and Kabong.

Meanwhile, Sarawak reported 159 new Covid-19 cases today with Sibu topping the list of daily infections with 52 cases followed by Betong (49), Kuching (18), Bintulu (15), Miri (9), Sarikei (5), Dalat and Samarahan (3 each) and Sri Aman, Bukit Mabong, Marudi, Tatau and Subis (1 each). This increased the State tally to 9,924.

Sarawak also reported 227 recoveries with 107 patients had been discharged from Sibu Hospital, 50 from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), 35 Sarikei Hospital, 23 Bintulu Hospital, seven Miri Hospital and five from Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Kapit.

The total number of recovered cases in Sarawak has increased to 7,490 or 75.47 per cent of total positive cases so far. — DayakDaily