State has four new clusters


KUCHING: Four new clusters have been declared in Sarawak comprising two in Sri Aman and one each in Mukah and Miri districts.

In Mukah, the Jalan Pasar Basah cluster is a community cluster involving traders at the wet market at Jalan Lama Mukah.

According to State Health Department director Datuk Dr Mohamed Sapian Mohamed, a total of 229 people have been screened.

“Out of the total, 32 people tested positive while 147 others were negative. Another 50 are still waiting for their test results,” he said at a press conference on Friday.

“For Sri Aman, there are two clusters involving detainees from Batu Lintang Immigration Detention Centre and inmates from Sri Aman Prison.

“At Batu Lintang Immigration Detention Centre, the Benteng Sri Aman cluster, is a detention institution cluster involving a total of 56 people,” said Dr Mohamed Sapian.

He noted that 38 people, who are Indonesians, tested positive for Covid-19, with 16 tested negative and two are still waiting for their results.

The Tembok Sri Aman Dua cluster, from the prison centre, is a prison institution cluster involving a total of 57 people.

Dr Mohamed Sapian said, out of the total, 55 people tested positive involving 10 locals and 45 non-citizens, whereas one tested negative and one still awaiting test result.

“The Tembok Miri cluster in Miri is also a prison institution involving inmates at Miri Prison.

“There are 631 people in total, 56 have tested positive for Covid-19 while the other 571 are still awaiting test results,” he added.

Dr Mohamed Sapian said all positive cases have been admitted and transferred to the respective hospitals and low risk treatment and quarantine centres (PKRC).

He also announced the end of two clusters, the Jalan Selirik cluster in Kapit and the Jalan Brooke cluster in Miri, after no new cases were detected or recorded in the past 28 days.

He said that there were presently 99 active clusters, with 17 recording 138 new cases while the other 82 clusters did not record new cases.

“Two districts, Bukit Mabong and Asajaya, have changed status from red to orange where each districts recorded 33 and 36 infection cases in the past 14 days.

“This brings the total orange status districts to five. There are 21 red status district, 13 yellow and one green status district,” Dr Mohamed Sapian said.

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