Sarawak Covid-19 update: Nine new cases detected

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

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KUCHING, April 6: A total of nine new Covid-19 positive cases were reported in Sarawak today bringing the total figure to 273 since the first case was recorded on March 13.

State Disaster Management Committee deputy chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah in a press conference said that eight new cases were recorded at Sarawak General Hospital while one was at Bintulu Hospital.

“As of today, another 76 Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases were also reported, and this bring the total cases of PUI to 1,705 cases. From that figure, 1,358 cases are negative and another 74 cases still waiting for test result,” he said.

He added that currently, Kuching recorded the highest number of PUI with 56 cases, followed by Samarahan with eight (8) cases, three (3) cases each in Serian, Miri and Bintulu, two (2) cases in Bau, and one (1) in Simunjan.

Meanwhile, Abdul Karim noted 26 individuals have been arrested by the police for not complying with the Movement Control Order (MCO).

He said that the statistics also showed that public compliance is positive at 96 per cent.

He revealed those arrested are from Kuching (5), Miri (5), Kota Samarahan (5), Padawan (3), Bintulu (2), Meradong(2), Tatau(2), Serian (1) and Bau (1).

On another matter, Abdul Karim noted infection rates in Kota Samarahan are increasing daily.

According to him, a stringent monitoring and control effort is needed in order to contain the infection rates in Samarahan division.

“However, with all that, the second stage of MCO implementation in Sarawak is progressing smoothly without any incident,” he added. — DayakDaily