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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Nov 9: Sarawak reported four new positive cases of Covid-19 today.
The information was revealed by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
“Today we have four positive cases and we hope that the cases will continue to be reduced.
“We (SDMC) have a single objective which is to make sure the (Covid-19 infection) curve is being flattened.
“Sarawak among all the states in Malaysia and we can be proud that we can manage to contain the disease,” Uggah who is also Deputy Chief Minister said during the winding up of the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Covid-19 Bill at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) chambers here today.
Meanwhile, SDMC in a press statement today said all the four new cases in Kuching were close contacts of previously reported cases.
The committee said two of the four cases were linked to the Greenhill Cluster while one case was linked to the Wisma Saberkas Cluster.
It added the fourth patient, an Indonesian man had undergone the Covid-19 screening at a government health clinic on November 7 and was tested positive today (November 9).
With the additional four cases reported, the committee said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak had increased to 991 cases.
Apart from that, SDMC said there were nine patients who recovered and were allowed to be discharged from the hospitals.
The committee added that there were 39 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) and 17 PUI cases were awaiting laboratory test results. —DayakDaily