UMS student is Sarawak’s sole new Covid-19 case; 1,937 cases nationwide

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. – Bernama photo.

By Chew Lip Song

A UNIVERSITI Malaysia Sabah student who returned to Kuching yesterday is Sarawak’s latest Covid-19 case, with the total cases in the state now at 1,075.

The female student tested negative for the virus two days prior to her departure from Sabah by flight, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said in a statement today.

Upon arrival, she was quarantined and tested for Covid-19 again, and the results returned positive. She has been admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital for further treatment.

The SDMC also announced the end of the Jalan Abell cluster, which is linked to 15 positive cases.

This leaves the Besi, Greenhill and Wisma Saberkas as the only active clusters in the state.

Meanwhile, Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that 1,937 new cases were reported nationwide today, bringing the total to 82,246 cases.

There were also nine new Covid-19 deaths, with the national tally now at 411, he said in a statement.

Of the new infection cases, 823 were from Selangor, mostly from existing clusters or close contact of confirmed cases. Sabah registered 429 new cases and Kuala Lumpur (238).

There were also 911 new recoveries today, with the total now at 68,084 cases.