Covid-19: Three new cases from Bintulu family

Students returned home in stages since the MCO started. – File pix from Utusan Borneo

By Emma Victoria

SARAWAK recorded three new positive Covid-19 cases in Bintulu today, all family members of a college student who tested positive on Sunday.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee in a statement said this brings the total number of positive cases in the state to 560.

The female student was from a public institute of higher learning located in the Mukah district in central Sarawak who came back to her home in Bintulu, about 200km away, in March.

She had received visits from her relatives during the recent Hari Raya Aidilfitri festival. She was detected during an active tracing operation.

The cause and source of her infection are still being probed while all her close contacts have been identified, the committee said in a press statement.

The total fatalities in Sarawak remains at 17.

Meanwhile, nine active cases are still being treated in the hospitals, where five are admitted at the Sarawak General Hospital and four in Bintulu Hospital.

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