Four individuals test positive for COVID-19 in Sarawak

Four individuals test positive for COVID-19 in Sarawake

Four individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in Sarawak today did not show any signs or symptoms, said a statement from the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) here.

According to the statement, the first case involved a local woman who was a vegetable trader at Stutong Market.

“She underwent COVID-19 screening at the Government Health Clinic on July 18 and her rT-PCR test was found to be positive on July 22. She did not show any symptoms.

“The second case was also a woman who was a patient in a health facility linked to the Sentosa Cluster. She also did not display any symptoms,” said the statement.

The third case involved a man who had close contact with the index case of an engineering company cluster.

“The man was screened on July 12 but the results of the first rT-PCR test was negative. In the second screening on July 21, the rT-PCR test showed positive for COVID-19.

“The fourth case is a local woman who came for a screening on July 21 at a government health clinic and her rT-PCR test was found to be positive on July 23.

“The real purpose for the woman to undergo screening is still under investigation and the relevance of the case to any cluster or COVID-19 positive cases is still under probe,” read the statement.

Besides, a new cluster has been declared in Sarawak by the Health Ministry, namely the Melbourne Patient Under Investigation (PUI) cluster involving a local student who returned from Melbourne, Australia on July 15. - Bernama



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