Six new clusters declared in Kuching

KUCHING: Seven new Covid-19 clusters were declared in Sarawak on Wednesday, with six of them in Kuching and one in Sri Aman.

One of the clusters here, the Stapok Resettlement Scheme Cluster, is a community cluster that involved a resettlement area in Stapok.

“Of the 117 individuals screened, 26, including the case index, were positive; 57 were negative; and 34 are still awaiting lab results,” the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said.

“All 26 positive cases have been referred to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and its low-risk treatment centre (PKRC) for isolation and further treatment. All close contacts have been identified and placed under quarantine.”

The five other new clusters in Kuching did not record any cases on Wednesday.

The second cluster, the Asia Villa Cluster, is a community cluster at the Asia Villa housing area in Kuching. Of the 83 individuals screened, 15, including the case index, were positive while 69 are still awaiting lab results. One death was recorded.

“Next, we have the Jalan Rubber Cluster, a family and workplace cluster at the Jalan Rubber housing area in Kuching. 155 individuals have been screened and 12, including the case index, were positive while 143 are still awaiting lab results.

“The fourth cluster, the Konsortium Bumi Cluster, is a workplace cluster involving a work premises in Jalan Tun Jugah in Kuching. Of the 84 individuals screened, eight, including the case index, were positive while 76 were negative,” said SDMC.

The fifth cluster, the Kemas Cluster, is a family and workplace cluster involving a civil servant working at a government agency in Jalan Puncak Borneo in Kuching. 70 individuals were screened and 14, including the case index, were positive while 60 were negative.

“Next, the sixth cluster, the Singgahsana Lodge Cluster, is a family cluster involving three families at a tourist destination in Kuching. Of the 66 individuals screened, 14, including the case index, were positive while 52 are still awaiting lab results.

“All positive cases have been referred to SGH and its PKRC for isolation and further treatment.”

“As of today, there are 83 active clusters, with 11 recordings of 44 new cases while no new ones were recorded from the remaining 72.”

Meanwhile, SDMC said the seventh cluster, the Nanga Skrang Cluster, was a community cluster involving a longhouse at Nanga Skrang Ulu, Sri Aman Division.

66 individuals were screened and 27, including the case index, were positive while 28 were negative. Eleven are still awaiting lab results.