Sibu reports 79 cases, Beluru 74 amounting to more than half of total state tally of 270

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 4: Sibu and Beluru have contributed to over half of Sarawak’s 270 daily toll of Covid-19 cases today.

According to State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas’ announcement today, Sibu and Beluru alone reported 79 and 74 cases respectively, among all 20 districts in the state with new cases.

Other 18 districts seeing increases in positive cases are Bintulu (23), Miri (17), Sri Aman (15), Matu (12), Selangau (10), Julau (6), Kanowit (5), Lundu (5), Bau (4), Kapit (4), Dalat
(3), Meradong (3), Kuching (2), Sarikei (2), Song (2), Tatau (2), Sebauh (1) and Lawas (1).

Remaining as the biggest cluster in Sarawak, the Pasai Cluster originated from Sibu continued its spread to nine districts today namely Beluru with 55 cases, Sibu (20), Bintulu (6), Lundu (5), Kanowit (4), Kapit (2), Dalat (2), Sarikei (1) and Sebauh (1).

New cases of the Rakut Cluster were also detected in Bintulu (5) and Beluru (1) while the Jalan Pengiran Cluster registered 12 cases in Matu.

Similarly related to active clusters, Bau reported four new cases involved with the Tabong Cluster.

Meanwhile, the number of positive cases among medical staff increased again today, infecting four in Julau, two from Sibu and two more from Kapit.

As those tested positive after developing symptoms were found in Bintulu (5), Sibu (3), Julau (1), Kanowit (1), Kuching (1) and Lawas (1), another 13 cases were reported to have been tested in various health centres across the state.

Out of the 13, 10 were detected in Miri and three in Sibu.

Two individuals exposed to Covid-19 high-risk areas were traced back in Dalat (1) and Kuching (1).

The remaining cases are results from close contact tracing of Covid-19 positives found in Sibu (51), Beluru (18), Sri Aman (15), Selangau (10), Bintulu (7), Miri (7), Meradong (3), Song (2), Tatau (2), Julau (1) and Sarikei (1).

With 270 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 5,094.

Uggah, during the Covid-19 press conference today, also reported two fatality cases involving two Sarawakian males who had a co-morbid medical history of high blood pressure, gout, seborrheic dermatitis and nasopharyngeal cancer.

On the other hand, Sarawak reported 178 new recoveries who have been discharged from Sibu Hospital (70), Kapit Hospital (42), Miri Hospital (30), Sarawak General Hospital (15), Bintulu Hospital (12) and Sarikei Hospital (9).

In the meantime, 1,762 patients are still receiving treatment in hospitals across the state.

There are 358 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and 105 cases awaiting laboratory test results.

There are also 428 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined, and a total of 5,840 individuals under quarantine in 82 hotels throughout Sarawak while 59,888 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine.—DayakDaily – DayakDaily