KUCHING: Sarawak recorded no new positive Covid-19 case today, with the total number of positive cases in the state remaining at 678.

According to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), there were four new recovery cases, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases, which have recovered and discharged, to 621, or 91.59 percent.

“At present, there are 38 cases undergoing treatment at isolation wards in hospitals. The total Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak remains at 19 or 2.80 percent,” it said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, 33 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases were reported while six cases were awaiting lab results.

To date, there are 10 active clusters in the state namely Engineering Firm with eight cases, Mambong (seven), three cases each at Medical Centre and Jupiter cluster, Stutong Market (seven), Kuching Jetty (two), Sentosa (31), PUI Melbourne (three), Kuching Construction Company (two) and Satok Market (four).

SDMC announced that Malaysian citizens entering Sarawak from Malaya, Sabah and Labuan do not need to apply for and fill in the EnterSarawak form.

“However, the E-Health Declaration Form is still required to be filled,” it said.

For foreigners and Malaysian citizens coming or transit into Sarawak from outside the country, they still need to apply for and fill in the EnterSarawak form and the E-Health Declaration Form.

On quarantine procedure, SDMC said all Malaysians from Malaya, Sabah and Labuan entering Sarawak whose final destination is in the interior and far from the health clinic, which provides facilities to take Covid-19 samples, will be quarantined at hotels.

“Samples will be taken on the second day and if the results are negative, then they will be allowed to return to their respective homes.

“For those transiting in Sarawak, they will be quarantined at their final destination,” it added.

Malaysians from Malaya, Sabah and Labuan entering Sarawak whose final destinations are in urban areas, will be fitted with a wristband and allowed to return to their respective homes.

Urban areas refer to Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Limbang and Lawas.

“The Covid-19 sample will be taken on the second day at the nearest health clinic. If the result comes back negative, they do not need to complete the remaining quarantine period,” it explained.

For airports that provide screening centres, Covid-19 samples will be taken directly upon arrival at the airport.