Subis passes into red zone after logging 15 new cases

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

KUCHING, March 9: Subis has entered Covid-19 red zone after recording 15 new infections today to push the district’s total number of cases to 49 in the past 14 days.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, revealed that Subis joined nine other districts in Sarawak still marked as red zones.

They were Julau, Selangau, Betong, Meradong, Kuching, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu with a total of 2,755 local cases recorded in the past two weeks.

Of the districts in the red zone, Sibu remained top with highest number of local cases at 1,121 in the last two weeks followed by Bintulu (360), Miri (296), Betong (257), Kapit (234), Kuching (231), Meradong (156), Selangau (55) and Julau (45).

Samarahan, on the other hand, dropped status to yellow from orange with 20 local cases recorded in the past two weeks.

There were 12 other districts still in the yellow zone with 85 local cases reported in the last 14 days namely Belaga, Lundu, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Marudi, Mukah, Pusa, Song, Asajaya, Beluru, Saratok and Sebauh.

Six other districts of Bau, Kanowit, Sarikei, Serian, Dalat and Sri Aman maintained in the Covid-19 orange zones with total 177 local cases reported in the past two weeks.

A total of 11 districts – Pakan, Matu, Lawas, Daro, Simunjan, Lubok Antu, Telang Usan, Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu and Kabong remained in the safe green zone with no cases reported.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded one Covid-19 fatality in Mukah today and 163 new cases with Betong topping the list of daily infections at 37 cases followed by Miri (25), Bintulu (23), Sibu (17), Subis (15), Kuching (12), Julau (9), Asajaya and Kapit (6 each), Sarikei (4), Pusa (3), Samarahan (2) while Bau, Kanowit, Tatau and Dalat has one each.

This thus increased the state tally of positive cases to 11,511.

Sarawak also recorded 210 recoveries with 69 patients discharged from Sibu Hospital, 66 from Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Betong, 30 from Bintulu Hospital, 16 from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), 11 from Sarikei Hospital, eight from PKRC Kapit, seven from Miri Hospital, and three from PKRC Sri Aman.

Thus, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak has increased to 8,987 or 78.07 per cent of total positive cases so far. — DayakDaily