Over a third of Sarawak's Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (April 7) from Sungai Kawi cluster


KUCHING: Over a third of new Covid-19 cases in Sarawak reported on Wednesday (April 7) comes from a new cluster in Meradong, as the state continued to record the nation's highest daily infection figure with 332 cases.

The state disaster management committee said 119 of the new cases were from the Sungai Kawi cluster in Meradong.

It said another new cluster, named the Jalan Bangunan Kerajaan cluster, was also detected on Wednesday in Beluru, with six new cases.

Meradong topped the districts in the state which reported new cases with 121, followed by Bintulu (48), Miri (43), Sibu (36), Kuching (24), Samarahan (13), Julau (six), Asajaya, Beluru, Daro, Sarikei, Serian and Sri Aman (four each), Betong, Kapit and Mukah (three each), Sebauh and Subis (two each) and Belaga, Dalat, Limbang, and Tebedu (one each).

There were also two new fatalities in Sibu Hospital involving a 61-year-old man who died on April 5 and an 86-year-old woman who died on April 6.

Sarawak's tally of confirmed cases now stands at 18,496, with 116 deaths.

The committee also said there were 42 active clusters in the state, of which 13 recorded new cases.

It said only five of the state's 40 districts remained green after Dalat and Daro turned from green to yellow on Wednesday.

The number of yellow districts rose to 19, while 12 districts remained red, and four stayed orange.

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

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