Covid-19: S'wak reports five new cases bringing state's tally to 1,166

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 Jan 2021

KUCHING: Sarawak reported five new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 6), bringing the state's tally of confirmed cases to 1,166.

The state disaster management committee said one of the cases was from the Stutong cluster here, involving a local man who was tested on Jan 4 during active case detection and found to be positive on Jan 5.

"The case has no history of travelling overseas or to high-risk areas in Malaysia. He is asymptomatic and has been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital.

"Contact tracing is being carried out by the Kuching divisional health office," the committee said in a statement.

It said another new case was a Sarawakian who came to Kuching from Miri for medical treatment. His pre-treatment screening returned a positive result on Jan 5.

Two more cases involved Malaysians who flew to Miri from Labuan and Kuala Lumpur respectively, while the fifth case was a Sarawakian who returned to Sibu from Johor.

The committee said there were currently three active Covid-19 clusters in the state.

The Bah Sayap cluster in Miri remained at five cases and the Mador cluster in Meradong at eight cases, while the Stutong cluster here increased to 11 cases.

The committee also said the Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Meradong, Bukit Mabong and Lawas districts remained yellow zones after reporting a total of 27 local transmissions in the last 14 days.

The remaining 33 districts in the state are green zones.

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