Clusters detected in Tebedu and Tatau

KUCHING: The Sarawak Health Department has detected two new community clusters in the state — one each in Tebedu and Tatau.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the first cluster, called the Tema Saan Cluster, involved a settlement at Kampung Tema Saan in Tebedu.

“A total of 222 individuals were screened in which 41, including the index case, tested positive while 181 were negative in the first screening,” SDMC said today.

Another cluster, Nanga Belungai, involved a longhouse which is placed under the enhanced movement control order in Nanga Belungai, Sungai Kakus, near Tatau.

Infections had spread through gotong-royong activities carried out on June 13 as well as social interaction and close contact among residents of the longhouse.

“Out of the 51 persons screened, 13 tested positive, including the index case, while 38 are awaiting laboratory test results.”

The committee said all positive cases were referred to nearby hospitals or low-risk treatment centres for isolation and further treatment.

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Health Department also declared the end of the Jalan Simpang Tiga Cluster here after no new cases were detected in the last 28 days.

“There are currently 98 active clusters in Sarawak in which 12 clusters recorded 37 new cases while no new cases were detected from the rest.”

SDMC also informed that Kabong district had reverted back to yellow status from orange after recording only 20 locally transmitted cases in the last 14 days.

“This brings the number of yellow zones to eight districts while the number of orange zones has decreased to two districts.

“Meanwhile, the number of red zones remains 29. Sarawak has only one green zone.”