Pregnant woman in Kuching among five new Covid-19 cases

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Aug 24: A 35-year-old pregnant woman here tested positive for Covid-19 during a pre-natal screening.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas disclosed that the female patient did not show any symptoms and has been admitted to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

Additionally, four more individuals from Bintulu (two cases) and Kuching (two cases) have been reported to have tested positive for Covid-19.

“All of the five cases which was reported today are locally transmitted cases resulting from preliminary screening findings.


“Active contact tracing and further investigation on the five cases are still ongoing,” he said during a press conference here to give Covid-19 updates today.

As such, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak stands at 696 as of today.

The six active clusters are unchanged with 60 related cases, which are the engineering company cluster, Mambong cluster, Sentosa cluster, PUI Melbourne cluster, Satok market cluster and the Alam cluster.

“There were no new recoveries or discharges from any hospitals for the day, which makes the number of recovery cases remain at 662 or 95.11 per cent of total cases.

“A total of 15 patients are still receiving treatment in the isolation wards and the number of fatality cases remains at 19 or 2.73 per cent of total Covid-19 cases,” he added.

Meanwhile, Uggah revealed there was a total of five new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases and five cases still awaiting laboratory test results.

He also said that there were 116 Persons-Under-Surveillance (PUS) who were checked into various hotels across Sarawak to be quarantined.

There is now a total of 819 individuals under quarantine in 14 hotels throughout Sarawak while 22,245 PUS have completed their 14-day quarantine. — DayakDaily