Sarawak sees unwelcomed ‘comeback’ of triple-digit Covid-19 case total after CNY holidays

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Feb 8: Sarawak reported a triple-digit rise in new Covid-19 cases today with 129 infections after the Chinese New Year (CNY) holidays on Feb 1 and 2.

The State previously recorded about 20 cases or lower daily in January 2022 but the level of daily infections has shown no sign of declining since Feb 3.

Yesterday (Feb 7), the daily infections reported in the State totalled 84, a slight jump from 58 cases reported the previous day.

However, the daily infections were mostly reported in large urban centres like Kuching, Sibu and Miri.

According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, Kuching reported 54 cases, followed by Sibu with 35 cases, Miri (18), Limbang (9), Kapit (4), Song (3), Bintulu (3), Lundu (1), Meradong (1) and Samarahan (1).

This brings the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 253,216.

Of the new cases reported, 65 cases were classified under Category 1 (asymptomatic) and 64 cases under Category 2 (mild symptoms).

As of today, no new deaths or clusters were reported in the State.

Meanwhile, 13 individuals were compounded by the police in Kuching for failing to scan the MySejahtera QR code or manually register their attendance when entering a premises.

Members of the public are reminded to continue observing Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) and not become restless as the fight against the pandemic has not yet been won. — DayakDaily