Nine more positive cases of Covid-19

Uggah addressing the media during a press conference. Photo Credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (UKAS).

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 24: Sarawak recorded additional nine positive cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) with no deaths today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said out of the nine cases, seven were from Kuching, one from Samarahan and one from Serian.

He added the nine new cases recorded today has brought the number of cumulative confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sarawak to 468 cases.

“Out of the 468 cases, 160 cases are from the Kuching Conference cluster, 103 cases from the Sri Petaling cluster, 61 cases from PUI Italy, 90 cases from smaller clusters, 28 cases involved sporadic cases and 26 cases are still under investigation.

“There were also 17 cases which have recovered and were discharged from the hospitals today.

“From the 17 cases, 12 cases were from Kuching, four cases from Samarahan and one case from Betong,” he said during a press conference on the updates of Covid-19 situation in Sarawak here.

He added there were also 147 cases of person under investigation (PUI) while 499 cases are awaiting laboratory results.

Besides, Uggah who is Deputy Chief Minister added there were 50 Kuching healthcare workers who were tested positive for Covid-19.

He noted out of the 50 people, 20 of them were linked to the Kuching Conference cluster while the remaining 30 were linked to other small clusters.

On another note, Uggah disclosed that there were four divisions, namely Mukah, Sarikei, Sibu and Limbang which have been declared as green zones today.

Green zones are areas whereby no new positive cases have been recorded in the past 14 days.

Yesterday, Limbang was still classified as yellow zone and with the latest changes, there are 29 districts in Sarawak which are free from Covid-19.

Uggah who is Minister of Agriculture Native Land and Regional Development asserted that although the number of green zones had increased, he urged the people to abide by the Movement Control Order (MCO) by staying at home to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission in Sarawak.—DayakDaily