Covid-19: Sarawak records new daily high with 166 cases


KUCHING: Sarawak reported a new record high of 166 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 13), taking the state's tally of confirmed cases to 1,740.

The previous daily high was 153 cases on Monday (Jan 11).

The state disaster management committee said 94 cases were recorded in Sibu, 48 in Miri, 15 in Kuching, four in Beluru, three in Bintulu and one each in Belaga and Samarahan.

It said 91 of the cases were linked to the Pasai cluster, which stemmed from a funeral at Rumah Langi longhouse at Pasai Siong, Sibu, on Dec 29-31.

The cluster now has 284 cases after 1,245 individuals were screened, with 850 testing negative and 111 still waiting for results.

Four cases each were linked to the Bah Sayap cluster in Miri and Stutong cluster in Kuching and one case to the Keranji Tabuan cluster in Kuching.

Another 17 cases involved individuals returning from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan while one case involved a Sarawakian returning from Brunei.

The committee also said four cases were discharged from Miri Hospital on Wednesday, bringing the number of recoveries to 1,122 or 64.5% to date.

"Some 597 patients are still being treated in hospitals," it said in a statement.

The committee added that Kuching, Sibu and Miri remained red zones with a total of 449 locally transmitted cases in the last 14 days.

Sebauh remained an orange zone with 21 local transmissions while Beluru, Dalat, Selangau, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Bukit Mabong, Meradong, Bintulu and Limbang are yellow zones with a total of 34 local transmissions.

The state's remaining 27 districts are green zones.

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