New cluster involving workers quarters emerges in Bintulu


KUCHING: A new cluster emerged in the district of Bintulu involving the occupants of the workers quarters of an oil palm plantation.

The Jalan Persisir Bintulu-Miri Cluster is a workplace cluster at an oil palm plantation, which is under enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Jalan Persisir Bintulu-Miri.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 312 people had been screened.

From this number, 25, including the index case, tested positive for Covid-19, while the rest are still waiting for their results.

SDMC also said the cluster recorded an additional 22 cases on Friday (July 23).

All positive cases were admitted to Bintulu Hospital and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) for isolation and treatment.

Meanwhile, four clusters ended on Friday after no new cases were reported in the past 28 days.

The clusters are Sungai Parik and Banting in Sri Aman, Melatai in Kapit and Jalan Baru Tatau-Bintulu in Tatau.

There are still 91 active clusters statewide, with 14 recording an additional 98 cases while the rest did not record any.

SDMC said the districts of Asajaya, Simunjan and Dalat had changed from yellow status to orange.

In the past 14 days, Asajaya recorded 33 cases, Simunjan recorded 21 and Dalat, 37.

Betong recorded 40 cases and Tatau, 36, in the past 14 days. Both districts have changed from red to orange.

Sarawak still has 17 red status districts while nine are orange, 10 are yellow and four are green.