Three new Covid-19 cases recorded today

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded three new Covid-19 cases today, pushing the cumulative total to 1,045 cases.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said all three cases were detected here through active case detection (ACD) and close contact screening on positive cases reported previously.

“Case 1,043 is colleague and had close contact with Case 1,040 and 1,042. The case was screened on Nov 16 through active case detection at work in Demak Laut and found to be positive on Nov 17. The case has been experiencing symptoms since Nov 4.

“Case 1,044 is a member of the same household and close contact of Case 1,043. The case had undergone screening on Nov 17 at a government health clinic after experiencing cough and fever on Nov 16.

“Case 1,045 is housemate and colleague as well as close contact to Case 1,040 and was detected through close contact detection and placed in a quarantine centre before screening on Nov 17. The case did not experience signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection,” said SDMC in a statement today.

All three cases are local men aged between 22 and 25, and have no history of traveling abroad or visiting high-risk areas in the country.

“The cases have been admitted to the isolation ward at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for further treatment.

“These cases are under further investigation and contact tracing is also underway.”

Meanwhile, SDMC said 13 cases had recovered and allowed to be discharged from hospital, bringing the total to 946 people or 90.53 per cent.

“Eighty cases are still receiving treatment at isolation wards throughout the state, namely 70 at SGH and 10 at Miri Hospital.

“No new deaths were reported and the death toll remains at 19 people or 1.82 per cent.”