Besi Cluster sees another Covid-19 case today

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at Nov 20, 2020. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 1: The Besi Cluster reports one more new Covid-19 case today involving another civil servant at the same working place here.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the male patient, who is one out of the two positive cases reported today, is a co-worker and close contact of Case 1,051.

“The case was screened through active case detection (ACD) to the positive Covid-19 cases on Nov 19 and his results returned positive today.

“The case did not show any symptoms of the Covid-19 infection and had no history of travelling overseas or visited any Covid-19 high-risk areas within the past three months,” it added.


Another Covid-19 reported today was a case detected through random screening at a few workplaces by the Miri Division Health Office in the city.

Case 1,054 was a local male who is working as a technical executive in an oil and gas company based in Miri.

This patient was also asymptomatic and had no history of travelling to any high-risk areas.

SDMC thus assured that the two cases reported in Sarawak today have been admitted to the isolation wards both in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and Miri Hospital respectively while contact tracing activities are being carried out.

With that, the committee concludes a cumulative number of 1,055 Covid-19 cases in Sarawak as of today.

No new clusters are reported in the state today, thus the six clusters that remain active are the Besi Cluster (11 cases), Abell Cluster (15 cases), Baki Cluster (33 cases), Seladah Cluster (nine cases), Greenhill Cluster (91 cases) and Wisma Saberkas Cluster (44 cases).

The committee also said nine cases have recovered and been discharged of hospitals. No patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and no deaths have been reported.

Meanwhile, it noted a total of eight new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and zero cases awaiting laboratory test results.

It also said that there were 252 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined.

There is now a total of 3,107 individuals under quarantine in 30 hotels throughout Sarawak while 32,240 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine. —DayakDaily