New sub-cluster identified

By Noor Syahhira Hady & Sarah Hafizah Chandra

KUCHING: A new Covid-19 sub-cluster named the Tangap sub-cluster has been identified by the State Health Department.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the index case for this workplace sub-cluster had a history of travelling from Song District and was one of the close contacts to a positive Covid-19 individual related to the third generation of the Pasai Cluster in Song District.

At 12pm on Feb 14, out of the 330 workers who were screened at the Tangap Camp in Sibu, 93 cases including the index case were positive for Covid-19.

The committee said 235 of the workers were negative while two were awaiting results.

As of today, there were 16  active Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak, namely Nanga Lijan Cluster in Julau; Seruas Cluster in Beluru; Sebangkoi Cluster in Sri Aman; Jun Heng Cluster in Bintulu; Bintang Daily Cluster in Meradong; Jalan Pengiran Cluster in Matu; Tabong Cluster in Bau; Keranji Tabuan Cluster, Indah Riang Cluster, and Stutong Cluster in Kuching; Bedayan Cluster in Serian; Rakut Cluster, Jelita Cluster and Bah Sayap Cluster in Miri; Bukit Sekubong Cluster in Sebauh; and Pasai Cluster along with its sub-cluster, Tangap Sub-cluster in Sibu.

Bau District returned to yellow status after recording only 16 cases in the last 14 days while Samarahan District changed to orange status after recording 27 cases of local transmission within the last 14 days.

Julau, Julau, Subis, Lundu, Beluru, Kapit, Song, Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Miri, and Sibu Districts remained as red zones with a total of 1,896 transmission cases within the last 14 days.

Sri Aman District remained an orange zone after recording 32 local transmission cases in the last 14 days.

Matu, Selangau, Kuching, Betong, Saratok, Sarikei, Sebauh, Lawas, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga, and Meradong Districts also remained as yellow zones after recording a total of 136 local transmission cases in the last 14 days.

To date, 12 other districts are still green zones.