Sarawak sees 3 Covid-19 cases, Kuching reverts to yellow zone

An infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at Dec 20, 2020. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Dec 20: Sarawak reported three new positive cases of Covid-19 today with two cases in Kuching and one case in Lubok Antu.

For the two cases in Kuching, one was identified as a local transmission case and the other was imported.

With the additional three cases, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 1,090 cases.

As there was one new case of local transmission reported, Kuching has reverted into a yellow zone of Covid-19 after witnessing zero case of local transmission since December 2.


The information was disclosed by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a media statement.

For the local transmission case in Kuching, it involved a man who underwent a Covid-19 swab test after accompanying his wife who is expecting soon.

The imported case in Kuching involved a Swedish who returned to Kuching and was tested positive yesterday (December 19).

For the case in Lubok Antu, it involved a female Indonesian who was arrested by the authorities at the Ensawang border.

SDMC said the case has been classified as a suspected case who entered Sarawak illegally through the “rat trails” in Tebedu on November 30.

The committee said the Indonesian woman traveled to Mukah and Sibu before heading to Lubok Antu on December 17 to cross the Malaysia-Indonesia border at Ensawang whereby she was detained.

There was one new recovery for Covid-19 reported.

In spite of that, there were 18 patients who were still being treated for Covid-19 at the health facilities in Sarawak.

Those include 13 patients at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), three patients in Sibu Hospital and one patient each in Bintulu Hospital and Miri Hospital.

SDMC said there were four new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) and one PUI case was awaiting laboratory test results.

The committee noted that there were 508 new Person-Under-Surveillance (PUS) who registered into hotels and quarantine centres today to be quarantined.

It said there were 4,329 PUS who were undergoing quarantine at 42 hotels and quarantine centres while a total of 41,829 PUS have completed their mandatory quarantine period. — DayakDaily