Woman engineer from Cheras latest imported Covid-19 case in Sarawak

The statistic of the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as of Sept 17, 2020.

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KUCHING, Sept 17: A woman engineer is the latest imported Covid-19 case recorded in Kuching today, thus raising the state tally of positive cases to 701.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, informed that Case 701 involved a Malaysian woman from Cheras, Selangor who entered Kuching via Kuching International Airport on Sept 14.

She had undertaken rT-PCR swab test through random Covid-19 screening upon arrival at KIA.


Visiting Kuching for official business for two days, she was accommodated in a hotel for the duration of her stay.

Her test result returned positive on the evening of Sept 16. The case was traced down on her flight back to Kuala Lumpur and now admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor for treatment on the same day.

She did not show any symptoms and it was discovered that she was infected in her place of origin before entering Sarawak. The case had not gone abroad. Investigations to identify transmission and contact tracing are actively being carried out.

Meanwhile, SDMC informed that there were no recovery and discharge recorded today and as such, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak is maintained at 680 or 97 per cent of total positive cases so far.

A total of two patients were still receiving treatment in hospitals with one in Sibu Hospital and the other in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

Only one cluster remained active in Sarawak which was the Alam Cluster in Bintulu but all eight cases have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Sarawak also reported five more persons-under-investigation (PUI) with no cases pending laboratory test results.

In addition, 23 more persons-under-surveillance (PUS) have been checked in to identified hotels to undergo quarantine.

As of today, there were a total number of 654 individuals undergoing quarantine in 11 hotels throughout the state. — DayakDaily