Two patients discharged as Sarawak sees zero new Covid-19 cases

Uggah (centre) delivering updates on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak during a press conference today (Oct 19, 2020). He is flanked by Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (left) and State Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Hing. Screenshot taken from a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) livestream.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Oct 19: Sarawak recorded zero new Covid-19 cases while two patients recovered and were allowed to be discharged from hospitals.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas in a press conference here today said that with no new cases reported, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak remains at 768.

“There are two cases which recovered and were allowed to be discharged from hospitals of which one is from Miri Hospital and one from Sibu Hospital.

“This makes the total number of positive Covid-19 cases which recovered as of today equals to 703 patients or 91.54 per cent from the overall Covid-19 cases in Sarawak.

“The total number of cases which are still receiving treatment are 46 persons of which 32 cases are in the isolation wards in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), seven in Miri Hospital and seven in Bintulu Hospital,” he disclosed.

Uggah who is the Deputy Chief Minister said there were no patients who were being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and no new deaths reported.

Nonetheless, he said there were eight new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases recorded while two PUI cases were awaiting laboratory test results. — DayakDaily