By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Nov 14: Sarawak reported four new positive cases of Covid-19 in Kuching today with two of them from local transmission and the remaining two were imported cases.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement said the two local transmission cases were close contacts of existing positive cases whereby one was related to the Wisma Saberkas Cluster and the other the Abell Cluster.
The committee clarified today that the Abell Cluster identified yesterday has been renamed to Jalan Abell Cluster as the positive cases were identified from one of the business premises at Jalan Abell.
As for the two imported cases, SDMC said one involved a female healthcare worker from Ministry of Health who had gone back to her hometown in Melaka and upon her return to Kuching on November 2 she immediately checked in at a quarantine centre. She was tested positive on her second Covid-19 swab test on November 13.
The other imported case involved a student who returned from Jordan via Qatar and arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on November 10.
According to SDMC this case was tested positive on his first Covid-19 swab test on November 13.
With the additional four cases of Covid-19 the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak is now 1,036 cases.
The committee reported that there were 109 patients who were being treated at the isolation wards in the hospitals which include
96 patients being treated at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and 13 patients in Miri Hospital.
Meanwhile 18 patients had recovered and were allowed to be discharged from the hospitals.
SDMC disclosed there were six new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) while one PUI case was awaiting laboratory test results.
There were 358 new Person-Under-Surveillance (PUS) today and all had registered into designated hotels and quarantine centres bringing to a total of 2,714 PUS undergoing mandatory quarantine at 30 hotels and quarantine centres throughout Sarawak.
The committee added that a total of 31,137 PUS have completed their mandatory quarantine to date. — DayakDaily