KUCHING, Apr 10: Sarawak has recorded an additional 15 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) with no casualty as of today.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) secretariat in a statement today said out of the 15 new positive cases, 14 are being treated at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) while one is at Bintulu Hospital.
With the additional 15 cases, SDMC noted that the number of cumulative cases since the first Covid-19 case reported has become 327 cases.
At the same time, SDMC noted that there were also 254 new cases of Persons Under Investigation (PUI) being reported today.
It disclosed that out of the 254 new PUI cases, 194 cases are from Kuching, 16 from Samarahan, 11 from Bau, 11 from Simunjan, six from Serian, five from Bintulu, four from Belaga, four from Miri and one each in Lubok Antu, Betong and Kapit.
With a substantial increase in new PUI cases reported, the cumulative number of PUI cases for Covid-19 to date is 2,259 cases.
SDMC revealed that out of the 2,259 cases, health screening results of 1,696 cases were negative while 327 PUI cases are awaiting laboratory results.
At the same time, SDMC said the compliance rate for the movement control order in Sarawak was 97.2 per cent.
The compliance rate was slightly higher than yesterday compliance rate of 96.5 per cent.
However, the policemen still managed to arrest 14 people throughout Sarawak for violating the MCO.
Based on geographical location, SDMC noted that out the 14 people arrested, seven are in Betong, four in Limbang and one each in Miri, Sibu and Kanowit.
At the same time, SDMC gathered that there were also 33 people throughout Sarawak who were charged in court for violating the MCO yesterday.
Based on location, SDMC revealed that 11 people were in Kuching, eight in Sibu, five in Bintulu, four in Kota Samarahan, two in Miri and one each in Padawan, Serian and Lubok Antu.
Meanwhile, SDMC disclosed that there were additional 207 Sarawakians who returned from either overseas, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah or Labuan yesterday.
It revealed that they were quarantined at various hotels and quarantine centres throughout the state as persons under surveillance. —DayakDaily