Covid-19: One recovery, no new cases in Sarawak

Uggah speaking at the press conference.

KUCHING, June 10: Sarawak recorded one recovery and no new Covid-19 cases today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, informed that Sarawak maintained the state tally of positive cases at 556 and 17 deaths.

The patient who has recovered and been discharged was from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

Overall, Sarawak recorded 526 recoveries or 94.60 per cent of total positive cases so far.

As of today, 13 patients are being treated in hospitals throughout the state with none admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or requiring respiratory support.

There are 12 patients treated in SGH and one in Bintulu Hospital.

Three districts in Sarawak are still labelled yellow zone, which is with 40 or fewer Covid-19 cases, namely Kuching, Samarahan and Simunjan.

Meanwhile, the state also registered 18 more person-under-investigation (PUI) cases today while seven cases are still awaiting laboratory test results.

There are also 83 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) who have been checked in to identified hotels to undergo compulsory 14-day quarantines.

As of today, there are a total number of 1,699 individuals undergoing quarantine in 38 hotels throughout the state.

SDMC emphasised that since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced on March 18 and followed by Conditional MCO) on May 4, it has been effective in controlling the Covid-19 transmission in Sarawak.

In welcoming the ease in restrictions considering the Covid-19 curve has been flatted, SDMC reminded the community not to compromise in adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) and social distancing rules so as to prevent the second wave of infections.

SDMC applauded Sarawakians for showing high compliance for the SOP especially social distancing rules which has contributed to the positive outcome in reducing the Covid-19 cases and infection transmissions in Sarawak.

Sarawakians have been advised not to travel unless necessary and adopt virtual interaction whenever possible.

For inter-state and inter-district travel, SDMC urged travellers to take precautionary measures as well as adhere to social distancing rules throughout their journey. —DayakDaily