Civil servant in Wisma Saberkas among 18 Covid-19 cases in state

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at Nov 6, 2020. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 6: A civil servant working in the Wisma Saberkas building is out of 18 positive Covid-19 cases in Sarawak today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Case 953 was detected from the active contact tracing screening yesterday (Nov 5).

Similarly from the same cluster in Kuching, the Wisma Saberkas Cluster, there were six other cases that were found to be close contacts of Case 933, and their ages range from 17 to 83 years old involving five males and one female.

Other than that, Cluster Baki in Kuching also reported two new Covid-19 cases after having zero cases for several consecutive days.

Both of the patients were tested negative on Oct 25 before the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at Kampung Haji Baki.

SDMC added the remaining six cases in Kuching consists of one local student who had a travel history to the United Kingdom in October, four cases from self-screening tests and another imported case involving a woman who just returned from Saudi Arabia.

Outside of Kuching, two cases were detected in Miri and one in Samarahan. Cases 944 and 945 in Miri involved a man working in a law firm and a businessman. Case 952 detected in Samarahan was an Import-C case which means the patient was a close contact from a Covid-19 positive in another district, Kuching.

With that, the committee concludes a total of 960 Covid-19 cases in Sarawak until today.

No new clusters are reported in the state today, thus the six clusters that remain active are the Baki Cluster, Greenhill Cluster, Wisma Saberkas Cluster, Bah Arnab Cluster and Seladah Cluster in Kuching, and the Putra Cluster in Bintulu.

The committee also said 18 cases have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. No patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and no deaths have been reported.

Meanwhile, it noted a total of 29 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and one case awaiting laboratory test results.

It also said that there were 169 persons-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined.

There is now a total of 2,324 individuals under quarantine in 26 hotels throughout Sarawak while 29,736 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine. —DayakDaily