Covid-19: No new positive cases recorded in Sarawak for fifth consecutive day today


Uggah speaking at the press conference. – File photo

KUCHING: No new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in Sarawak for the fifth consecutive day today, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman said four cases have recovered and were discharged, where three are from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and one from Sibu Hospital.

“The total number of recoveries as of today are 435 cases or 79.96 per cent out of 544 total positive cases in Sarawak to date,” he said during a Covid-19 press conference here.

The state also recorded 91 active cases to date, with one being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Uggah also announced that SDMC to date has received 3,790 applications for inter-district travel from 28 District Police Headquarters throughout the state.

This makes the cumulative total of applications to date at 30,782, where 28,627 have been approved, he said.

Uggah also said that to date, SDMC has received 28,539 notifications from businesses resuming economic activities from all over the state. Out of that, he said 20,519 applications were made online, while 8,020 applications were through email.

SDMC also recorded 997 new person-under-surveillance (PUS) being quarantined at hotels around the state, said Uggah, bringing the total number of PUS being quarantined to date at 3,750.

At the same time, he said 5,492 PUS have completed their quarantine and allowed to go home to continue with their home quarantine.