Sarawak enters day 20 without local transmission of Covid-19

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Sept 18: With no Covid-19 case reported today, Sarawak has gone 20 days without recording a single case of local transmission.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas emphasised that Sarawak has maintained its green status and kept the state tally at 701.

“There are also no recoveries and discharges recorded today and as such, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak is maintained at 680 or 97 per cent of total positive cases so far.

“Two patients are still isolated and receiving treatment in hospital with one in Hospital Sibu and one at Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 today.

Uggah also informed that contact tracing in relation to the positive Covid-19 case with travel history to Belaga District is being actively carried out by the Kapit Division Health Office.

“The patient, who was swabbed in Sandakan, Sabah, is isolated and treated at the Bintulu Hospital,” he said.

He added that only one cluster remained active in Sarawak which is the Alam Cluster in Bintulu with eight cases but all of them have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Sarawak also reported 14 more persons-under-investigation (PUI) with one case pending laboratory test results.

“In addition, 49 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) have been checked in to identified hotels to undergo quarantine.

“As of today, there were a total number of 642 individuals undergoing quarantine in 11 hotels throughout the state,” he said.

Even though the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak has improved steadily, Uggah reminded the public that Sarawak has not won the war and people must continue to observe and comply with standard operating procedures (SOP).

“Our sacrifices now are for the good of all. Stay vigilant and stay safe. We take care of Sarawak,” he advised. — DayakDaily