Sarawak sees zero Covid-19 case, Greenhill Cluster ends

An infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at December 14. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Dec 14: The Greenhill Cluster of Covid-19 which has infected 91 people and spread from Kuching to Miri and Bintulu has ended today.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement said the cluster was declared ended after no new case of Covid-19 was reported in the past 28 days.

The committee also said there were no positive cases of Covid-19 reported in Sarawak today.

With that, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak remained at 1,075 cases.

SDMC said there was only one active cluster of Covid-19 in Sarawak which was the Besi Cluster in Kuching.

It noted that no new cluster of Covid-19 emerged in Sarawak.

The committee said there was one patient who recovered from the virus and was allowed to be discharged from the hospital.

In spite of that, SDMC said there were 11 patients who were still receiving treatment for Covid-19 at the isolation wards in health facilities in Sarawak.

Out of the 11 patients, it revealed that nine patients were being treated at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) in Kuching while one patient each in Miri Hospital in Miri and Bintulu Hospital in Bintulu.

The committee said there were five new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) while none awaiting laboratory test results.

It noted that there were three cases of local transmission of Covid-19 reported in the past fortnight with two cases in Serian and one case in Kuching.

The committee said there were 357 new cases of Person-Under-Surveillance (PUS) who registered into hotels today to undergo the compulsory 14 days quarantine.

With the additional PUS, it noted that there were 4,488 PUS who were undergoing quarantine at 41 hotels and quarantine centres throughout Sarawak.

SDMC said a total of 39,325 PUS have completed their mandatory quarantine period today. — DayakDaily