Covid-19: No new positive cases recorded in Sarawak today


Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded zero new Covid-19 positive cases today, maintaining the total number of positive cases in the state at 681, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

However, Uggah, who is also the State Disaster Management Committed (SDMC) chairman, said Kuching district would be declared as a Green Zone if there are no new local cases for another four days.

“We wait and see,” he said during a press conference today.

Uggah said to date, the active clusters in Sarawak remained at 10 namely the Engineering Company Cluster with eight cases; Mambong Cluster (7); Medical Centre Cluster (3); Jupiter Cluster (3); Stutong Market Cluster (7); Kuching Jetty Cluster (2); Sentosa Cluster (31); Melbourne PUI Cluster (3); Kuching Construction Company Cluster (2); and Satok Market Cluster (4).

He said four more cases have recovered and discharged from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) today, with three of them from the Kuching district and one from Serian District, bringing the total of recovered and discharged cases to date to 656 or 96.3 per cent.

Uggah said six active cases are still being treated at SGH.

Meanwhile, he said 34 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases have been recorded today, with one waiting for lab test results.

At the same time, he said 93 person-under-surveillance (PUS) cases have been registered, making it a total of 928 cases being quarantined in 16 hotels across the state.

In Kuching there are 504 PUS cases, Miri (274), Bintulu (55), Limbang (45), and Sibu (50).

During the press conference, Uggah took the opportunity to advice everyone to continue complying with the standard operation procedures (SOP) to ensure that the chain of infection can be broken.

“We have not won the war (against Covid-19) yet. Let us continue to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOP) to ensure that the chain of transmission is broken,” advised Uggah.

As there are no death recorded today, the death toll remains at 19.