Covid-19: Sarawak records one imported case today

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, July 31: Sarawak recorded one positive case of Covid-19 today involving an imported case from Indonesia.

The information was revealed by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement.

SDMC said the victim is an Indonesian who entered Sarawak at the Immigration and Customs Quarantine Complex (ICQS) Biawak, Lundu on July 27 from Sambas, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The committee said the Indonesian was immediately sent to the quarantine centre in a hotel to undergo a 14-day quarantine after he arrived to the state.

SDMC said the Indonesian came to Sarawak as he was hired by a local engineering company as a mechanic.

The committee said on July 28, which is the second day of his quarantine, the victim’s nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab test for Covid-19 was taken.

Subsequently, it said his test results on July 30 showed that he was positive for Covid-19.

SDMC said the patient was asymptomatic and he was sent to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for treatment.

The committee said the case has been classified as an imported case.

With the additional case of Covid-19 in Sarawak, SDMC said the number of cumulative cases of Covid-19 in Sarawak has increased to 678 cases.

SDMC added that there were eight patients who recovered and discharged from the hospitals today.

Elaborating further, the committee said six patients were from Kuching and two patients were foreigners.

It said 80 patients are still receiving treatment in the isolation ward in the hospitals while the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak remained at 19 persons.

SDMC added that there were eight new cases of person-under-investigation (PUI) while four PUI cases are awaiting laboratory results.

On another note, the committee said there were 20 persons who returned to Sarawak and registered as person-under-surveillance (PUS) today.

It noted that with the additional PUS, the number of PUS who are currently undergoing quarantine at 11 hotels throughout Sarawak was 682 PUS.

SDMC added a total of 19,276 PUS have completed their quarantine today. —DayakDaily