Three new clusters identified

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By Petronella Langita Felix  

KUCHING: Three new Covid-19 clusters were identified in Sarawak on Monday (Aug 30).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the first cluster, dubbed the Sungai Ringin Cluster in Sungai Ringin, Meradong, is a community cluster involving residents of a longhouse under enhanced movement control order (EMCO).

“The cluster saw 29 positive cases including the index case out of 92 people screened, while 50 others are still awaiting laboratory test results,” it said.

SDMC said the second community cluster is the Belinggai Ulu Niah Cluster in Subis, which saw 33 positive cases including the index case out of 119 people screened.

“The third community cluster is dubbed the Nanga Tekalit Cluster in Tatau. Out of the 64 people screened, 57 including the index case tested positive for Covid-19 while 7 are still waiting for results. The cluster also reported 52 new cases on Monday,” it said.

“All Covid-19 positive cases were admitted to nearby hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRC) in their respective districts.”

Moreover, the committee also announced the end of two Covid-19 clusters, namely the Simpang Koko Cluster in Sarikei and the Jalan Pesisir Bintulu-Miri 2 Cluster in Bintulu after no new cases were recorded involving the clusters in the past 28 days.

It said that 26 out of the 131 active Covid-19 clusters in the state recorded a total of 285 new cases.

SDMC added that Meradong district is now a Covid-19 red zone after 51 positive cases were recorded in the district within the past 14 days.

“The state now has 29 red zones, three orange zones, seven yellow zones and one green zone.”

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