By Chew Lip Song
FOUR siblings, aged between seven and 13, are among the five new Covid-19 cases reported in Sarawak today, with the total cases in the state now at 768.
All four contracted the virus from their parent who had just returned from Sabah, the current epicentre of the pandemic in the country, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said in a statement today.
The boy and three girls is believed to have been exposed to the virus between Oct 2 and Oct 6 when the parent was undergoing home quarantine. All are classified under the Bah Arnab cluster, which is now linked to 12 cases.
Their first Covid-19 test on Oct 6 returned negative but all four tested positive on the second test performed last Friday.
“All four did not show any symptoms and have been sent to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for further treatment,” the SDMC added.
The other positive case in the state involved a private technician attached with a public hospital in Kuching who developed Covid-19 symptoms. He tested positive yesterday and was admitted to the SGH for treatment.
The SDMC also reported that one patient had been discharged today, bringing the tally to 701 or a recovery rate of 91.28 per cent.
There are currently 48 active cases in the State.