One positive case detected in S’wak today, ending 8-day zero case streak

One positive case detected in S’wak today, ending 8-day zero case streak

KUCHING: Sarawak has recorded one new Covid-19 case today in Kuching, ending eight consecutive days of zero new cases in the state.

The new patient brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 545, a statement issued by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) revealed today.

According to a State Disaster Management Committee’s spokesperson, the new Covid-19 case involved a 29-year-old female patient whose source of infection is still under investigation.

The statement added that there were currently 69 Covid-19 cases in the state, out of which 31 cases are located in Kuching, Sibu (2), Serian (4), Lundu (1), Samarahan (15), Bau (1), Bintulu (6), Miri (2), Betong (5), Mukah (1) and Sarikei (1).

The secretariat also stated that there were currently 53 Covid-19 patients being warded in Sarawak General Hospital, Sibu Hospital (8), Bintulu Hospital (6) and Miri Hospital (2).

Four districts, namely Kuching, Tebedu, Sibu and Serian, were classified as yellow zones while the remaining 36 districts have been classified as green zone areas.

As for person-under-surveillance (PUS), the secretariat said 436 individuals were registered and quarantined in hotels today, bringing to the total number to 3,597 people being quarantined at 38 hotels state-wide.

“As of 8am today, a total of 7,782 people classified as PUS has completed their quarantine period.”

It also said sanitising operations were carried out at 22 locations yesterday and a total of 754 locations had been sanitised as of today.

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