Sarawak sees 135 Covid-19 cases as tally breaches 6,000

An infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at Feb 10, 2021. Source: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Feb 10: Sarawak registered 135 new cases of Covid-19 today as the tally of confirmed cases in Sarawak breached the 6,000 mark.

According to State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, most of the cases were derived from Sibu while one particular area in Sibu Jaya town was being placed with the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from Feb 11 to 25.

He added Sibu reported 83 cases followed by Bintulu (19), Miri (9), Dalat (6), Julau (5), Kuching (3), Betong (3), Lundu (2), Kapit (2), Beluru (1), Serian (1) and Kanowit (1).

With the additional 135 cases, the total confirmed cases in Sarawak has increased to 6,006 cases.

“In Sibu, there are 56 cases identified from active contact to Covid-19 patients.

“There are 20 cases identified from screenings of individuals who attended health facilities in Sibu.

“There are three cases which involved screening of symptomatic individuals at health facilities in Sibu.

“There are also three cases which involved medical staff in Sibu and one case was linked to the Pasai Cluster,” he addresses a press conference on the latest situation of Covid-19 in Sarawak today.

Uggah who is also Deputy Chief Minister said there were 15 active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

Out of the 15 active clusters, three clusters namely Seruas, Pasai and Rakut reported new cases.

The Rakut cluster reported 10 new cases, Pasai five new cases and Seruas two new cases.

On another note, there were 125 Covid-19 patients who recovered and were allowed to be discharged from the hospitals.

In spite of that, there were 1,827 patients who were still being treated for Covid-19 at hospitals and low-risk quarantine centres across Sarawak.

There were 171 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) and 19 PUI cases were awaiting the results of the Covid-19 swab test. —DayakDaily