Covid-19: Sarawak records 171 new cases, one new death

KUCHING: Sarawak's daily Covid-19 figures rose to triple digits again on Thursday (Jan 28) with 171 new cases, a day after dropping to double digits.

The state also recorded one more death from Covid-19, bringing the fatalities to 35.

The state disaster management committee said the latest death involved a 79-year-old woman who was admitted to Sibu Hospital on Jan 13 for fever and subsequently tested positive.

"Her condition deteriorated and she passed away on Jan 27. The case had co-morbidity of hypertension and dementia," it said in a statement on Thursday (Jan 28).

The committee also said the Sibu district continued to record the highest number of cases with 77, followed by Miri (43) and Dalat (25).

Other districts which recorded new cases were Bintulu (12), Kuching (10), Betong (two), and Kapit and Lundu (one each).

The state's tally of confirmed cases now stands at 3,945.

There are currently 1,693 active cases statewide, while 100 patients had recovered and were discharged on Thursday.

This brings the recoveries to 2,201 or 55.79% of the total number of cases to date.

In addition, the committee said Lundu district turned from green to yellow with one locally transmitted case Thursday.

This leaves only 10 of the state's 40 districts as green zones with zero local transmissions in the last 14 days.

Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Beluru, Miri, Sibu and Kuching remain red zones with a total 1,696 local transmissions in the last 14 days.

Sarikei, Subis, Betong and Song are orange zones with a total of 109 local transmissions in the last 14 days, while 18 other districts are yellow zones with a total of 103 local transmissions.

Red zones are districts with 41 or more local transmissions in the last 14 days, orange zones with 21 to 40, and yellow zones one to 20.

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