Cases under control

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING: The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Sarawak is under control at 3.85 percent which is below the 10 percent benchmark set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In revealing this, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today pointed out that the state government’s efforts had contributed to this situation (under control).

“From Jan 1 to March 4 this year, there were a total number of 343,384 rT-PCR samples taken with 241,599 individuals screened. The number of positive Covid-19 cases from Jan 1 to March 4 was 9,294 cases with a positive rate of 3.85 percent,” he said.

He also revealed that 265 longhouses were exposed to Covid-19 cases as of today.

“Of the total, 208 longhouses have been released while 57 are still under lockdown. There were 2,056 positive Covid-19 cases involving longhouses.

“A total of 25,540 out of 29,572 samples were found negative while results for another 1,727 samples are still pending,” he added.

He also said that majority of the cases recorded today were from those who are undergoing quarantine at quarantine centres, in areas under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), active case detection (ACD) and lockdown.

As of Wednesday, 486 frontliners were vaccinated and this brought the total number of those who had been vaccinated to 11,287 since the start of the state’s immunisation programme on Feb 26.