Covid-19: S'wak records 200 new cases for second straight day, two deaths bring state's total to 67


KUCHING: Sarawak reported 200 new Covid-19 cases for a second consecutive day on Thursday (Feb 18), along with two deaths in Sibu.

The state disaster management committee said the latest fatalities were a 72-year-old woman and 66-year-old man who passed away at Sibu Hospital on Feb 17.

Both cases had comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

The man was also linked to the Pasai cluster, the largest in the state which originated from a funeral at a longhouse at Pasai Siong, Sibu, from Dec 29 to 31.

The state's death toll now stands at 67, the committee said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 18).

Of the new cases, Sibu continued to record the highest number with 120, followed by Kanowit (22), Kuching (17) and Sebauh and Bukit Mabong (11 each).

Other districts which reported single-digit figures were Kapit, Miri and Sri Aman with four each, Bau (three) and Bintulu, Betong, Julau and Subis (one each) for a total of 7,425 cases in the state.

The committee also said there were 145 new recoveries, bringing the total to 5,358 or 72% of all cases to date, while active cases numbered 1,971.

It said Sri Aman district reverted to yellow status from orange after the number of locally transmitted cases dropped to 16 in the last 14 days.

Kuching, Samarahan, Julau, Subis, Beluru, Kapit, Song, Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Miri and Sibu remained red zones with a total of 2,157 local transmissions in the same period.

Lundu is the only orange zone with 28 local transmissions in the last 14 days, while 15 districts including Sri Aman are yellow zones and 12 are green.

Red zones are districts with more than 40 local transmissions of Covid-19 in the last 14 days, orange zones 21 to 40, yellow zones one to 20 and green zones with none.

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