Pasai cluster notches up state Covid-19 infections to 60 today

Sarawak Covid-19 statistics as at Jan 15, 2021. Graphics courtesy of SDMC.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 15: 41 out of 60 cases in Sarawak today are close contacts of the Pasai Cluster originated from Sibu.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Sibu reported a total of 43 new cases and the two remaining cases resulted from individual screening tests in private clinics.

Other than Sibu, Miri detected 10 new cases, Kuching five and Kanowit two cases.

For details of Covid-19 cases in Miri, Uggah said five were individual screenings, three were close contacts of the Pasai Cluster, one was a close contact of the Jelita Cluster and another patient was found positive after returning from Sabah.

As for Kuching, two cases were results from the active case detection (ACD) of the Pasai Cluster, two were symptomatic screening in private health facilities and another was the close contact of positive cases in the Stutong Cluster.

Kanowit, on the other hand, found two positives who were close contacts with the cases in the Pasai Cluster.

With 60 new Covid-19 cases today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak, thus now stands at 1,980.

Uggah also reported six new recoveries who have been discharged from Sarawak General Hospital, Miri and Sibu Hospitals while 822 patients are still receiving treatment in the hospitals across the state.

“Today, there are two cases who are receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unite (ICU) at the Miri Hospital. Two of the patients still require assistance from equipment but they are in stable conditions.

“There are also 141 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases and 43 cases awaiting laboratory test results,” he said during the press conference of Covid-19 update today.

There are also 587 person-under-surveillance (PUS) who were registered into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined, and a total of 6,064 individuals under quarantine in 61 hotels throughout Sarawak while 52,248 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine.—DayakDaily