Covid-19: One imported case involving Filipino reported in Bintulu

Uggah in a press conference on Covid-19 updates today (Aug 28, 2020).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, August 28: There is one imported Covid-19 case involving a Filipino reported in Bintulu today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said that the patient is a 42-year-old male from Phillipines who came to work in the state.

“This results in the increase of cumulative number of Covid-19 cases to 697 as of today,” he said in a press conference of Covid-19 updates today.

Before Case 697 returned to Malaysia, the patient had undergone his rapid test polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in the Phillipines on August 18 and 23, where the results were negative.

However, when he reached the quarantine centre in Bintulu, his first swab tests came out positive of Covid-19 on August 27.

On the same day, he was directed to the isolation ward in the Bintulu hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, Uggah reported that there is only one active cluster left in Sarawak, which is the Alam Cluster in Bintulu involving seven Covid-19 cases.

“There were no new recoveries or discharges from any hospitals for the day, which makes the number of recovery cases remain at 662 or 94.98 per cent of total cases.

“A total of 16 patients are still receiving treatment in the isolation wards and the number of fatality cases remains at 19,” he added.

Meanwhile, Uggah noted a total of 11 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and zero cases awaiting laboratory test results.

He also said that there were 93 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined.

There is now a total of 889 individuals under quarantine in 14 hotels throughout Sarawak while 22,667 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine. —DayakDaily