Covid-19: Four more days until Sarawak goes back to green

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KUCHING, Sept 9: With only one Covid-19 imported case reported in Sibu today, this leaves four more days to go until Kuching and Sarawak as a whole can be reverted back to green zone.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) disclosed in a press statement today that the state tally of positive cases has hit 700.

The imported case involved a local who returned from Singapore where he worked as an engineer for an offshore engineering company.

The case arrived at Kuching International Airport (KIA) on Sept 6 and was immediately sent to a quarantine hotel before being allowed to continue his flight to Sibu on Sept 7.

Upon arrival in Sibu Airport, the case was sent to a quarantine centre at a hotel to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

He underwent rT-PCR test for Covid-19 the next day and the result returned positive. The case was asymptomatic and is now receiving treatment in Sibu Hospital.

Investigation revealed that the case had undergone routine Covid-19 swab test biweekly in Singapore. The last screening was done on Sept 4 and the result was negative.

Further investigation and contact tracing have been actively carried out.

Meanwhile, five patients were still receiving treatment in hospitals throughout Sarawak with two cases in Bintulu Hospital, and one each in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), Sibu Hospital and Miri Hospital.

There was also no recovery and discharge recorded today and as such, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak is maintained at 676 or 96.57 per cent of total positive cases so far.

For the only active Alam Cluster in Bintulu, seven of eight cases had recovered and discharged from hospital.

Sarawak also reported six more persons-under-investigation (PUI) with no cases pending laboratory test results.

In addition, 14 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) have been checked in to identified hotels to undergo quarantine.

As of today, there were a total number of 675 individuals undergoing quarantine in 11 hotels throughout the state. —DayakDaily