Covid-19: 12 new PUI cases recorded in Sarawak
6 month ago, 07-Mar-2020
Of the 12, nine are under observation at the Sarawak General Hospital, one at Sibu Hospital and two at Bintulu Hospital. File Photo
KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 12 new person-under-investigation (PUI) cases for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Saturday, said the State Disaster Management Committee.
In a statement, the Committee informed that of the 12, nine are under observation at the Sarawak General Hospital, one at Sibu Hospital and two at Bintulu Hospital.
From Jan 10 until 10.30am Saturday, Sarawak has recorded a total of 207 PUI cases, of which 187 have tested negative for the disease.
Twenty cases are awaiting results from laboratory tests. They include 16 cases at the Sarawak General Hospital, three in Bintulu Hospital and one in Sibu Hospital.
The State Health Department has until 11am Friday screened 17,631 arrivals to the state at all its airports, sea and land entry points to bring it to a total of 385,753 screened since February 1 this year.
The Department is again advising those who plan to travel to affected countries like China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran to postpone such trips.
Those who have travelled to any of these affected countries within the last 14 days and have developed a fever or suffer from coughing and breathing difficulties 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 cases must notify the State Health Department at 082-443247 or the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre at its email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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