Sibu turns yellow as one Covid-19 case surfaces

Covid-19 statistics for Sarawak as of Oct 4, 2020. Infographics: Sarawak Disaster Information

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Oct 4: Sarawak reported a local Covid-19 transmission from Sibu.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a press statement revealed the patient from Sibu came to Kuching for work.

The committee said the patient had undergone a medical examination and Covid-19 swab test at the Samarahan Health Clinic on Oct 2 before starting work.

His rapid test polymerase chain reaction (rt-PCTR) results for Covid-19 came back positive on Oct 3.

Prior to his arrival in Kuching, the patient worked at a shipyard in Sibu until Sept 30.

The committee explained that the case has been registered as a case from Sibu based on the patient’s past movement although he was identified in the Samarahan district.

With this confirmation, Sibu is now a Covid-19 yellow zone with one case and the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 717.

Meanwhile, SDMC disclosed that there are 16 patients being treated in hospital isolation wards. There are two new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases with one case awaiting laboratory test results.

A total of 120 Persons-Under-Surveillance (PUS) were registered into hotels today to undergo quarantine.

A total of 1,029 PUS are undergoing quarantine at 12 hotels throughout Sarawak, with 24,843 PUS so far having completed their 14-day quarantines. — DayakDaily