By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Dec 5: A Sabah returnee who was just laid off from work in October, 2020 has been tested positive of Covid-19 today.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Case 1,068 is a Sarawakian who was working as a scaffolding inspector in one of the construction companies in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah before he was dismissed.
“The case was back to Sarawak through ICQ Merapok, Lawas on Nov 28 in a private vehicle together with his two friends. He underwent the Covid-19 swab test on Nov 30 and his RT-PCR (rapid test polymerase chain reaction) result came back positive on Dec 4.
“He started showing symptoms and signs of infection on Nov 11 when he was still in Sabah. The patient has been admitted into Miri Hospital for further treatment,” said the committee whilst assuring the public that active contact tracing is being carried out.
This is the only new Covid-19 cases reported in Sarawak today thus increased the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases to 1,068.
Meanwhile two clusters in Kuching namely the Baki Cluster and Seladah Cluster ended after zero new cases detected within the last 28 days.
With that, only four clusters in the state remain active. They are the Besi Cluster (12 cases), Jalan Abell Cluster (15 cases), Greenhill Cluster (91 cases) and Wisma Saberkas Cluster (44 cases).
SDMC also reported one new recovery who has been discharged from Sarawak General Hospital. The cumulative number of Covid-19 recoveries in Sarawak thus increased to 1,034 or 96.82 per cent of total recoveries.
“Today, there are five new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and one case awaiting laboratory test results,” it added in the Covid-19 statement today.
It also said that there were 478 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels in Sarawak to be quarantined.
There are now 4,086 individuals under quarantine in 39 hotels throughout Sarawak while 36,114 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine. — DayakDaily