S’wak records highest ever daily tally of 166 Covid-19 cases

The statistic of the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as of Jan 13, 2021.

KUCHING, Jan 13: Sarawak has recorded the highest ever daily tally of Covid-19 at 166 cases today with 92 cases linked to the Pasai Cluster in Sibu.

Of the 166 cases today, Sibu recorded 94, Miri (48), Kuching (15), Beluru (4), Bintulu (3) and one each in Belaga and Samarahan.

This thus increased the state tally of positive cases to 1,740.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that four cases in Sibu were linked to previous positive cases while two were detected from other screenings.

Miri reported seven imported cases with individuals returning from Kelantan (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Labuan (1), Melaka (1) and Selangor (1).


There were also four cases linked to Sayap Cluster, three cases linked to Pasai Cluster, one case linked to Stutong Cluster, one case involving a Sarawakian returnee from Brunei and 32 cases detected from other screenings.

In Kuching, there were 10 imported cases with individuals returning from Selangor (5), Kuala Lumpur (2), Kedah (1), Sabah (1) and Negeri Sembilan (1).

Two cases were added to Stutong Cluster while Keranji Tabuan registered one case and two cases detected from other screenings.

Down to Beluru, two cases were linked to previous positive cases and one imported case involved a returnee from Melaka.

In Samarahan, the sole case was linked to Stutong Cluster while Belaga also reported one case linked to Pasai Cluster.

SDMC updated that there were seven active clusters in Sarawak currently.

Bukit Sekubong Cluster in Sebauh did not record any new cases, thus maintaining the total of cases at 21 while 211 individuals have been screened whereby 132 were negative and 58 still waiting for test results.

Jelita Cluster in Miri recorded one case to increase the total of cases to 16 while 62 individuals have been screened whereby 25 were negative and 21 still awaiting test results.

Pasai Cluster in Sibu added another 92 cases to increase the total cases to 284 while 1,245 individuals have been screened whereby 850 were negative and 111 still awaiting test results.

Tabuan Keranji Cluster reported one new case, thus increasing the total of cases to 14 while 150 individuals have been screened, with 125 negative and 11 still waiting for results.

Four new cases were recorded in Bah Sayap Cluster in Miri, thus increasing the total of cases to 74 while 569 individuals were screened whereby 419 are negative and 76 still awaiting results.

Stutong Cluster in Kuching also reported another four cases, thus increasing the total of cases to 34 while 500 individuals have been screened with 372 negatives while 94 still awaiting results.

The Mador Cluster in Meradong did not record any new cases to maintain the total cases at eight. A total of 1,238 individuals have been screened with 1,230 were negative.

There were four recoveries recorded in Sarawak today and all the patients have been discharged from Miri Hospital.

Thus, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak has increased to 1,122 or 64.48 per cent of total positive cases so far.

With additional 166 cases today, a total of 597 patients are still receiving treatment in hospitals with 296 in Sibu Hospital, 181 in Miri Hospital, 93 in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and 27 in Bintulu Hospital.

Kuching, Sibu and Miri remained as red zones with 449 local cases reported in the past 14 days while Sebauh remained as orange zone with total 21 local cases. Beluru, Dalat, Selangau, Sebauh, Samarahan, Simanggang, Bukit Mabong, Meradong, Bintulu and Limbang remained as yellow zone with total 34 local cases.

There were 268 more persons-under-investigation (PUI) reported with 53 cases pending laboratory test results.

SDMC also stated that 307 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) have registered into identified hotels to undergo quarantine.

As of today, there were a total number of 6,123 individuals undergoing quarantine in 52 hotels and quarantine facilities throughout the state. — DayakDaily