SDMC: Covid-19 ‘Case 753’ from Miri linked to Sauh cluster

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KUCHING, Oct 23: The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has clarified that the positive Covid-19 case linked to the new Sauh Cluster announced by the Health Ministry was Case 753 reported in Miri.

In a statement today, SDMC stated that the case was reported on Oct 14 and is now isolated and treated at Miri Hospital.

Case 753 involved an offshore technician who transited in Labuan before arriving at Miri Airport on Oct 9. The local man had been on an offshore oil rig since Sept 8 before signing off duty on Oct 8.

This was in reference to the Health Ministry’s statement on the current Covid-19 situation in Malaysia yesterday (Oct 22) which declared the new cluster involving Kota Kinabalu and Papar in Sabah as well as Miri in Sarawak.

The State Health Department also informed that two cases under the Sauh Cluster were reported in Sarawak with one case each in Daro (Case 734) and Miri (Case 758) respectively.

Case 734, who returned to Sarawak from Sabah, was reported on Oct 9 and now being treated at Sibu Hospital, while Case 758, an offshore worker who had been on the liquified natural gas (LNG) vessel off the coast of Sabah prior to returning to Miri, was reported on Oct 15 and now receiving treatment at Miri Hospital.

Investigation and contact tracing for both cases are being carried out by the Daro District Health Office, Sibu Division Health Department and Miri District Health Department.

A total of 25 individuals have been screened and the results for their rT-PCR tests were negative of Covid-19. —DayakDaily