By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Apr 14: Sarawak registered 15 new Covid-19 cases today (April 14), bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 363.
State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas informed that all 15 cases were treated at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).
“Today, Sarawak also recorded 119 person-under-investigation (PUI) cases, bringing the cumulative cases to 2,799.
“Of the number, 2,284 cases were negative and 152 cases are still awaiting laboratory test results,” he told a daily press conference on Covid-19 today.
For the statistics of new PUI cases according to districts, 79 cases were recorded in Kuching, followed by Serian (15), Samarahan (8), Miri (5), Bintulu (4), three each in Bau and Sri Aman while one each in Lundu and Tatau.
Meanwhile, Uggah said that the Movement Control Order (MCO) compliance rate in Sarawak have achieved 97 per cent to date.
“In the past 24 hours, police arrested 21 people in Sarawak for not adhering to the MCO and 137 people have been issued compound.
“Since MCO was enforced on March 18 until today, 511 individuals have been compounded and 607 individuals were arrested,” he added.
Uggah updated that today (April 14), there were 26 more Sarawakians returning to the state who have been placed at designated quarantine centres as person-under-investigation (PUI) to undergo compulsory 14-day quarantines in Kuching, Bintulu, Miri and Limbang.
This brought the total number of individual undergoing quarantine to 1,078.
“In Kuching, a total of 116 people are placed at Hock Lee Hotel, Rajah Court Dormani (85), Kuching Park Hotel (78), and Pullman Hotel (98).
In Miri, 81 people are quarantined at Mega Hotel while Somerset Hotel (45), Ostay Inn (17), Cosy Inn (40), Imperial Palace (145), Eastwood Resort (25), and Imperial Hotel (32).
In Limbang, 83 people are placed at Purnama Hotel while 233 people are in Park City Everly, Bintulu.
Uggah emphasised that the Covid-19 situation in the state was still under control with 97 per cent compliance rate for MCO.
“I urged all Sarawakians to continue adhering to instructions issued by the state government to contain the spread of Covid-19 ,” he said. —DayakDaily