KUCHING: Two new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded here today, bringing the total number in the state to 772.
According to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), Case 771 is a local ‘kuih’ seller. He underwent screening at a private hospital on Oct 22 after having difficulty going to sleep.
Case 772 is a female China citizen who was screened at a private hospital on Oct 22 prior to going back to her country.
“The test results for both cases came back positive on the same day,” it said in a statement.
SDMC also mentioned that both cases did not have a history of travelling abroad or visiting Covid-19 high risk spots, nor are they close contacts of any positive case.
Both cases have been admitted to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) to receive treatment. Contact tracing and further investigation for the cases are still going on.
“Until the sources of infection are identified, these cases will be categorised as local based on their history of movements,” it added.
There were three new recovery and discharged cases — two from Bintulu Hospital and one from SGH, bringing the number of recoveries and discharged cases to 721 or 93.39 percent.
As of today, 32 cases are still being treated at hospitals — 20 in isolation wards at Sarawak General Hospital, seven in Miri Hospital and five in Bintulu Hospital.
The death toll in the state remains at 19 or 2.46 percent as no recent deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, six new persons under investigation (PUI) were reported and four are awaiting laboratory test results.
Sarawak still has two active clusters at present — Bah Arnab Cluster (Kuching) and Putra Cluster (Bintulu).
Kuching, and Bintulu are yellow zones at present, while 38 other districts in the state remain green.