Super spreader Pasai Cluster records 74 new cases

BY NUR SHAZREENA ALI & SARAH HAFIZAH CHANDRA

KUCHING: The Pasai Cluster in Sibu continues to be a super spreader infecting 74 more Sarawakians with Covid-19 today adding to the statewide total of 171 daily cases.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said, the total number of positive cases involving this cluster has now reached 1,704 cases.

“A total of 18,550 individuals from Pasai Cluster have been screened, with 15,550 tested negative and 1,296 still awaiting lab test results,” it said.

Pasai Siong, the epicentre of the fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in Sarawak, has adversely impacted Sibu district. It continued to record the highest number of cases statewide with 44 cases, followed by Dalat and Miri with 13 and 12 new positive case linked to Pasai Cluster respectively.

“Betong recorded two new cases involving Pasai Cluster with Kapit, Kuching and Bintulu recording one case each respectively.

Besides Pasai Cluster, two other active clusters recorded new positive cases today.

Indah Riang Cluster in Kuching recorded four new positive cases, bringing the total positive cases in this cluster to 20. A total of 307 individuals have been screened where 97 tested negative and 197 still awaiting lab test results.

Rakut Cluster in Miri saw seven new positive cases, bringing the total tally in this cluster to 107 cases. Three hundred 50 individuals have been screened with 233 found negative while 10 are awaiting lab results.

Meanwhile, Lundu district has turned from green to yellow zone with one new positive case recorded today.

Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Beluru, Miri, Sibu and Kuching remained red zones with the total local transmission cases at 1,696 reported in the districts within the last 14 days.

Sarikei, Subis, Betong, and Song also remained orange with 109 locally transmitted cases.

Sebauh, Lawas, Telang Usan, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Bau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga, Merado, Julau, Kapit, Simunjan, Asajaya, Lubok Antu, Selangau, Samarahan and Sri Aman are all yellow zones with total cumulative locally transmitted cases at 103.