Miri records highest number of Covid-19 cases among 153 cases statewide

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at Jan 11, 2021. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 11: Miri surpasses both Sibu and Kuching with a total of 94 among 153 Covid-19 cases reported in Sarawak today.

Other than Miri, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas reported 25 new cases in Sibu, 17 in Dalat, 13 in Kuching, two in Sri Aman, and one each in Selangau and Beluru.

Noting that the details of each Covid-19 case could no longer fit in one report like it used to be, he only listed out the general information of cases in each district.

“In Miri, 23 cases are from the Bah Sayap Cluster, four cases from the Stutong Cluster, three cases from the new Jelita Cluster, two cases resulting from screening after returning from Covid-19 high-risk areas, two cases from Pasai Cluster and 60 others still under investigations.

“In Sibu, 20 cases are from the Pasai Cluster, two cases from individual symptomatic screenings, one from close contact screening and another two who were back from Covid-19 high-risk areas,” he elaborated during the Covid-19 update press conference earlier today.

On the list in Kuching, Uggah announced two cases from the Stutong Cluster, eight cases who just returned from Covid-19 high-risk areas and three cases from individual symptomatic screenings.

In Dalat, all 17 of the cases were close contacts of the Pasai Cluster originated from Sibu.

Sri Aman, on the other hand, reported one case from the Pasai Cluster and one from close contact screenings.

Beluru recorded one individual symptomatic screening case while Selangau recorded one case who returned from other countries.

With 153 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of cases in Sarawak now stands at 1,428.

Uggah also reported four new recoveries who have been discharged from Sarawak General Hospital and Bintulu Hospital while 310 patients are still receiving treatment in the hospitals across the state.

“Today, there are 168 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and 12 cases awaiting laboratory test results,” he added.

There are 758 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined, and a total of 5,643 individuals under quarantine in 50 hotels throughout Sarawak while 50,262 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine. — DayakDaily