Sarawak to carry out active case detection for Covid-19 in Kota Samarahan

One hundred teams will carry out door-to-door screenings on almost 3,000 individuals who have a history of contacts with positive cases in Kota Samarahan.

KUCHING: Sarawak will be conducting active case detection for Covid-19 at two areas in Kota Samarahan from April 27 to 30.

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba, at a press conference after his working visit today, said the two areas were Taman Desa Ilmu and Taman Unigarden in Kota Samarahan.

Kuching and Kota Samarahan have been classified as Covid-19 red zones, he added.

Red zones are areas with more than 40 positive cases detected.

Health Minister Adham Baba.

“A total of 100 teams, consisting of two health personnel each, will carry out door-to-door screenings on almost 3,000 individuals who have a history of contact with positive cases.

“The health ministry and other related agencies as well as ministries will work together and provide the support to prevent the spread of the virus,” he said.

Last Thursday, state disaster management committee chairman Douglas Uggah Embas had also announced that active case detection would be carried out in areas that had a high incidence of Covid-19 cases.

As of today, Adham said a total of seven new Covid-19 cases had been reported in Sarawak, bringing the total to 485 cases.

“A total of 179 people have been discharged from hospitals and 16 deaths have been reported so far,” he said, adding that 290 patients are currently still being treated at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), Sibu Hospital, Miri Hospital and Bintulu Hospital.

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