Three community clusters, one workplace reported on Monday


KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has reported four new Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak on Monday (Aug 9).

The Taman Yen Yen Cluster, a community cluster, involved several family members staying at Taman Yen Yen, Jalan Matang here.

Of the 72 people who were tested, 41, including the index case, tested positive whereas 31 tested negative.

The second community cluster—the Crown Mas Cluster—involved employees of a business centre in Lorong Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim, Jalan Pending here.

Of the 18 people who were tested, 12, including the index case, tested positive while six tested negative.

The third community cluster, named Lorong Teruntum Cluster, involved several family members living in a residential area in Lorong Teruntum, Semariang Baru, Petra Jaya here.

Of the 284 people who were tested, 78, including the index case, tested positive whereas 206 tested negative.

All positive cases are now receiving treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) here.

The fourth cluster—the Jalan Pisang Raja Cluster—is a workplace cluster involving occupants of a government agency quarters in Jalan Pisang Raja, off Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi, Bintulu.

Of the 63 people who were tested, 10, including the index case, tested positive while 53 are still waiting for results. The cluster also recorded seven new cases on Monday.

All positive cases are now receiving treatment at Bintulu Hospital and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Bintulu.

Meanwhile, SDMC reported the end of two clusters, namely Jalan Setia Raja Cluster in Kuching and Jalan Kidurong Lima Cluster in Bintulu, after no new cases from the two were reported in the last 28 days.

As of Monday, there are still 91 active clusters in Sarawak, with 14 recording 121 new cases while the other 77 did not record any new cases.

SDMC also reported that Betong District had turned yellow from orange status after reporting 19 cases in the past 14 days.

In addition, 18 districts—Selangau, Sri Aman, Kabong, Asajaya, Subis, Mukah, Simunjan, Tatau, Lundu, Saratok, Bau, Maradong, Samarahan, Serian, Kuching, Bintulu, Miri and Sibu—are still red zones.

The districts of Dalat, Kapit, Kanowit, Beluru and Tebedu stay as orange zones.

The districts of Bukit Mabong, Lubok Antu, Matu, Marudi and Limbang are the only green zones. Twelve districts are yellow zones.

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