Sarawak sees 10 new Covid-19 cases today

Uggah delivering the updates of the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak during a press conference here today (Oct 9). Photo Credit: Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Oct 9: Sarawak registered 10 new positive cases of Covid-19 today.

The information was disclosed by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas during a press conference here today.


With 10 new cases, Uggah said the cumulative Covid-19 tally in Sarawak has increased to 742 cases.

“Out of the 10 cases, eight cases were derived from returnees from high risk areas.one case of influenza-like illness (ILI) and one case of close contact identified in Sarawak.

“Four cases are in Kuching, three cases in Lubok Antu, one case each in Bau, Daro and Bintulu,” he said.

Uggah who is also Deputy Chief Minister added the four cases in Kuching involve three security personnel who worked during the Sabah state election and one security personnel who works at the Kuching International Airport (KIA).

As for the cases in Lubok Antu, Uggah said two cases there involved a mother and her child who had visited Sabah last month and returned to Sarawak on September 27 as well as a security personnel who works in Lubok Antu.

For the case in Daro and Bau, Uggah said both cases were locals who returned from Sabah recently.

As for the case in Bintulu, he said it involved a marketing consultant who was symptomatic and had a history of travelling to Kedah and Kuala Lumpur on September 24 to 27.

Uggah said the patient was tested positive for Covid-19 on October 8.

He added Lubok Antu has turned into a yellow zone of Covid-19 as there was a new case reported.

Uggah who is Second Finance Minister added there were no new recoveries, no new deaths as well as no patients who were being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of hospitals.

He said there were 22 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) and three new PUI cases were awaiting laboratory tests results. —DayakDaily