KUCHING: One new positive case of Covid-19 was recorded in the state today, bringing the cumulative total to 1,042 cases.
State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the case was a locally transmitted case and has been categorised as Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (Sari).
“The case has been screened for experiencing the signs and symptoms of respiratory tract infections and has been treated at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) on Monday due to fever, cough, sore throat and headache since Nov 12.
“The case was later admitted to the isolation ward at SGH and was screened for Covid-19 on Monday and was found to be positive on the same day,” said in a statement today.
The committee informed that further investigation found that the case has been in close contact with Case 1,040 as a colleague.
“The case also has no history of travelling abroad or visiting high-risk areas of Covid-19 infection in the country.
“This case is under further investigation and tracking of contacts to this case is in full swing,” it added.
SDMC noted that there were also no additions in the number of cases to existing Covid-19 clusters in the state.
Meanwhile, it said an addition of two new cases of Covid-19 have recovered and are allowed to be discharged from the hospital, bringing the total to 933 people or 89.54 percent.
“90 cases that are still receiving treatment at isolation wards throughout the state, namely, 80 in SGH and 10 in Miri Hospital.
“No new deaths were reported and the death toll remains at 19 people or 1.82 percent.”