Covid-19: Kuching back to “yellow”

Kuching was a red zone for five days. – The Star photo.

By Chew Lip Song

KUCHING, until yesterday the sole district in the country classified as a Covid-19 “red” zone, is now back as a “yellow” zone, with 39 cases of local transmission reported in the past 14 days.

Declared a “red” zone on July 28 following a surge in cases, Kuching now joins Samarahan, Serian, Bau and Lundu as “yellow” zones, the State Disaster Management Committee said in a statement today.

Samarahan had recorded 11 local transmission cases over the past 14 days, while Serian has three. Bau and Lundu each have one case each over the same period.

All other 35 districts in the state are Covid-19 “green” zones.

The SDMC also announced that no new Covid-19 cases were reported with the cumulative figure for Sarawak remain at 678.

At present, there are 10 active clusters in the state. Three patients had also been discharged today, bringing the tally to 594 or a recovery rate of 87.61 per cent.

There are six active cases warded in isolation wards in the state.


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