Day four zero streak

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KUCHING: Sarawak recorded no new positive Covid-19 cases yesterday, thus maintaining the total number of positive cases in the state at 681.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said, there was also no new recovery and discharge cases, which remain at 659, or 96.77 percent to date.

“At present, there are three cases undergoing treatment at isolation wards in hospitals. The total Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak remains at 19 or 2.79 percent,” it said.

SDMC also reported 36 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases while one case was awaiting lab result.

The committee announced the end of the Jupiter Cluster after no new cases were reported in the span of 28 days since the last case was reported on July 17.

This cluster involved three non-citizens comprising crew members of the Jupiter LNG ship which was anchored and quarantined in the Sarawak waters near Bintulu Port.

A total of 35 close contacts comprising 30 crew members of the Jupiter LNG ship and five agents of the shipping company were screened. Of these, three were detected to be infected with Covid-19.

“All cases have been treated at Bintulu Hospital and have recovered and allowed to be discharged from the hospital. Case 585 and Case 586 were discharged on Aug 1 and Case 580 had recovered and discharged from Bintulu Hospital on Aug 5,” it added.

To date, there are nine active clusters in the state namely Engineering Firm with eight cases, Mambong (seven), Medical Centre (three), Stutong Market (seven), Kuching Jetty (two), Sentosa (31), PUI Melbourne (three), Kuching Construction Company (two) and Satok Market (four).

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