Covid-19: Sarawak records five new PUI cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded five new Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) today, said the State Disaster Management Committee.

In a statement, the Committee stated that of the five, two are at the Sarawak General Hospital, two at Sibu Hospital and one at Miri Hospital.

From January 10 until 10.30am today, Sarawak has recorded a total of 220 PUI cases, of which 207 had tested negative for the sickness.

Thirteen cases are awaiting results from laboratory testing. They include eight cases at the Sarawak General Hospital, two in Sibu, two in Miri and one in Bintulu Hospital.

The State Health Department has until 11am yesterday screened 17,522 arrivals to the State at all its airports, sea and land entry points to bring it to a total of 417,458 screened since February 1 this year.

Meanwhile the Department is again advising those who plan to travel to affected countries like China including Hong Kong and Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy and Iran to postpone such trip. Those who have travelled to any of these affected countries within last 14 days and have developed fever, coughing and breathing difficulty must seek immediate medical attention.

They must inform the doctors attending to them of their travel history. Doctors who come across any suspected Covid-19 case must notify the State Health
Department by dialing 082-443248 or email the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre at

For others, they can contact the State Disaster Management Committee at its hotline 082-443991.

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