Two college students from Limbang test positive for Covid-19

The infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at November 30. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Nov 30: Two college students from Limbang have been tested positive for Covid-19.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a press statement today, said Sarawak reported two cases of Covid-19.

The committee said the two cases were matriculation college students who returned to their hometown in Limbang from Labuan after their college was instructed to close.

The committee noted that both students have used express boats from Labuan to Limbang through the Limbang Customs jetty.

Subsequently, it said the students were being quarantined at the quarantine centre to undergo the compulsory 14 days quarantine.

SDMC said their Covid-19 swab test on November 23 showed that both have contracted the virus but they were asymptomatic.

The committee added the cases have been categorised as transmission from Covid-19 high risk area which was from the Federal Territory of Labuan.

With the additional two cases reported, SDMC said the cumulative cases of Covid-19 in Sarawak had increased to 1,064 cases.

On another note, the committee said there were two patients from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) who recovered and were allowed to be discharged from the hospital.

It noted that there were a total of 23 patients who were being treated for Covid-19 at the isolation wards in health facilities in Sarawak.

Elaborating further, it said 18 patients were being treated in SGH, three patients in Miri Hospital and two patients in Sibu Hospital.

SDMC disclosed that there were a total of 14 local transmission cases of Covid-19 in Sarawak for the past 14 days with 12 cases in Kuching and two cases in Miri.

Additionally, it said there were three new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) while none were awaiting laboratory test results.

It added that there were 435 new Person-Under-Surveillance (PUS) who registered into hotels to undergo their mandatory quarantine.

The committee noted that 3,981 PUS were undergoing quarantine at 38 hotels and quarantine centres throughout Sarawak.

It added a cumulative 34,896 PUS have completed their 14 days compulsory quarantine today. — DayakDaily