Covid-19 update: Four new cases confirmed in Sarawak

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KUCHING, March 26: Four more people have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19 in Sarawak today, bringing the total number of cases to 95 since the first reported cases on March 13.

Three of the individuals were admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and one to Sibu Hospital, revealed the State Disaster Management Committee.

“Today, 48 new cases of Person Under Investigation (PUI) have been recorded, bringing the total number of cases to 956.

“Of these, 812 cases are negative and 49 cases still pending laboratory results,” the committee disclosed in a statement.

To date, Sarawak has recorded five deaths since the first fatal case was reported on March 17.

On March 23, a 49-year-old man from Kuching and a 51-year-old woman from Limbang succumbed to the disease. The man’s mother and his 40-year-old sister had also died on March 21 at SGH.

The woman from Limbang was a close contact of a member who attended the tabligh gathering at Sri Petaling Mosque in Selangor from Feb 27 till March 1.

Sarawak’s first Covid-19 death was a 60-year-old pastor, who passed away on March 17 at SGH.

Earlier today, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced that farmers, breeders and fishermen are allowed to continue their daily routines to ensure continuous supply of food in the state.

“Farmers, breeders and fishermen are allowed to sell their products at places agreed by the local council from 7am to 7pm,” he said of the new directive after chairing the State Special Committee on Security at Wisma Bapa Malaysia. — DayakDaily