KUCHING, Nov 26: Four new imported Covid-19 cases were reported in Kuching today with two returning from Sabah and two from Pontianak, Indonesia.
This has increased the state tally of positive cases to 1,062.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that Case 1,059 and 1,060 were local citizens who returned to Kuching via Kota Kinabalu on Nov 25.
They were screened upon arrival at Kuching International Airport (KIA) before checking in into a hotel for compulsory 14-days quarantine. Their results returned positive on the same day.
Close contact tracing for close passengers on the flight is actively being conducted.
Case 1,061 and 1,062 involved local citizens who were a family member and a security officer at the Malaysia Consulate in Indonesia at Pontianak, West Kalimantan.
They arrived in Sarawak via Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex Tebedu in Serian on Nov 24. They were checked-in into a quarantine facility in Kuching. The first test results returned positive on the same day.
Close contact tracing for close passengers on the journey back to Kuching is underway.
All cases were asymptomatic and they were now isolated and treated at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).
Meanwhile, there were seven cases that have recovered and been discharged with six from SGH and one from Miri Hospital.
Thus, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak have been increased to 1,015 or 95.57 per cent of total positive cases so far.
A total of 28 patients were receiving treatment in hospitals in the state currently with 25 in SGH, two in Sibu Hospital and one in Miri Hospital.
Six active clusters remained in Kuching namely Besi Cluster (12 cases), Jalan Abell Cluster (15 cases), Baki Cluster (33 cases), Seladah Cluster (9 cases), Greenhill Cluster (91 cases) and Wisma Saberkas Cluster (44 cases).
Sarawak also recorded 43 more persons-under-investigation (PUI) with no cases pending laboratory test results.
Kuching with 30 local transmission cases recorded in the last 14 days as well as Miri and Lawas remained as yellow zones.
There were also 351 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) registered into identified hotels to undergo quarantine.
As of today, there were a total number of 3,670 individuals undergoing quarantine in 34 hotels and quarantine facilities throughout the state. — DayakDaily