KUCHING, Dec 24: A civil servant about to report for duty and a returnee from the Philippines were two imported Covid-19 cases recorded in Miri today, thus increasing the state tally of positive cases to 1,096.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that Case 1,095 involved a local man who was detected following a Covid-19 screening upon returning to Sarawak from the Philippines.
The case, who had travelled from Manila to Kuala Lumpur on Dec 18, had taken the RTK Antigen test upon arrival, which result was negative.
He entered Sarawak via Miri Airport on Dec 19 and was ordered to quarantine at a centre in the city. He took RT-PCR test on Dec 21 and the result was positive.
Case 1,096 involved a civil servant who entered Sarawak through Miri Airport on Dec 20 to report for duty following a relocation.
The case had undergone compulsory quarantine at a centre in Miri and was screened for Covid-19 on Dec 22 which result was positive.
Both cases was asymptomatic and are now isolated and warded at Miri Hospital. Contact tracing for the cases were currently actively carried out.
Meanwhile, Sarawak also recorded one recovery today and thus, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak have been increased to 1,061 or 96.81 per cent of total positive cases so far.
With additional two cases, a total of 16 patients were still receiving treatment in hospitals in the state with nine in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), three in Sibu Hospital and four in Miri Hospital.
There were seven more persons-under-investigation (PUI) reported with two cases pending laboratory test results.
SDMC updated that 353 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) have registered into identified hotels to undergo quarantine.
As of today, there were a total number of 3,959 individuals undergoing quarantine in 42 hotels and quarantine facilities throughout the state. — DayakDaily