State records 9 new positive cases

KUCHING: Nine positive Covid-19 cases were reported in Sarawak yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 518 to date.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said of these cases, three are from Bau, and two each from Kuching, Samarahan and Serian.

“Nineteen patients have recovered and discharged from hospital and all were from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH),” it said in a statement on the daily Covid-19 update yesterday.

The total number of cumulative discharged cases to date stands at 271 with the recovery rate at 52.32 percent.

“As of today there are 172 person-under-investigation (PUI) cases recorded, bringing the total number to 5,191 PUI where 4,495 reported negative and 178 PUI cases are still awaiting laboratory test results,” it said.

SDMC also said one more healthcare worker in Kuching was tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of such cases to 57.

“Twenty of them are from the Kuching Conference cluster, while 35 are from minor clusters,” it said.

On Sarawakians returning from overseas and other states, it said there are 494 more person-under-surveillance (PUS) and they been transported to the designated hotels for quarantine.

“146 individuals have completed the quarantine period and were allowed to return home,” it said.

On the public compliance to the MCO, it remained at 97.3 percent.

To date, Sarawak has reported 17 deaths due to Covid-19.