Four new clusters; one in Kuching, three in Tatau

KUCHING: Four new clusters have been declared, with one in Kuching and three in Tatau.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) on Friday (June 11), said the Kampung Kolong 2 Cluster was a community cluster in Kuching.

“It is a location under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) and was caused by social activities and visiting during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“Fifty-two individuals have been tested. Out of the total, 36, including the index case, tested positive.

“All have been admitted to Sarawak General Hospital and a Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Kuching for isolation and treatment.”

In Tatau, the Pekan Tatau Baru Cluster is a workplace cluster involving a plywood factory caused by social activities and close contact.

“Infection involved a longhouse in Naga Tekalit in the same district.”

SDMC said 742 individuals were tested, and out of the number, 27, including the index case, tested positive while 502 tested negative. Another 213 are waiting for test results.

All positive cases have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital and PKRC in Bintulu for isolation and treatment. SDMC said both locations were under EMCO.

Meanwhile, the Sungai Kaku Cluster, also in Tatau, is a workplace cluster involving a temporary palm oil plantation at Kem Gabung and a longhouse in Nanga Tekalit in the Sungai Kakus area.

“117 individuals are involved and of the number, 51, including the index case, tested positive.

“Fourteen tested negative while 52 are waiting for test results.”

All positive cases have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital and PKRC in Bintulu for isolation and treatment. Both locations are also under EMCO.

Also in the same district, the Semanok Cluster is a workplace cluster involving a palm oil estate in the Semanok area.

SDMC said the cluster was caused by social activities and close contact among the estate workers.

“From 196 individuals, seven cases, including the index case, tested positive while 17 tested negative. The remaining 172 are waiting for their results.

“The seven positive cases have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital and PKRC in Bintulu for isolation and treatment. EMCO has been imposed at the palm oil estate.”

On another note, the Sungai Rayah Cluster in Meradong has ended after no cases were recorded or detected in the past 28 days.

Eighty clusters still remain, with 10 recording 90 new cases while the remaining 70 clusters recorded no  cases.

Lundu has turned from yellow to orange status with only 30 cases in the past 14 days. Three districts are still orange.

Telang Usan changed from orange to red after 43 cases were recorded in the past 14 days. This brings the total of red districts to 29.

There are only eight districts with yellow status, with no green districts.