Three new clusters identified statewide

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KUCHING: Three new clusters — Jalan Demak Laut here, Balai Ringin Melayu in Serian and Sungai Sebatu in Meradong — were identified in Sarawak on Wednesday (July 21).

In Kuching, the Jalan Demak Laut Cluster involved employees of a commercial transport company in Demak Lauk.

“186 individuals were tested in which 29 were positive, including the index case, while the rest were negative.

“All positive cases were admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKR) in Kuching District,” said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

The Balai Ringin Melayu Cluster involved residents from a village in Balai Ringin Melayu, Serian District.

“112 individuals from the village were screened in which 48 were positive, including the index case, while 64 were negative.

“The positive cases were admitted to Serian Hospital and the PKRC under it.”

The Sungai Sebatu Cluster involved residents from a longhouse placed under enhanced movement control order in Sungai Sebatu, Ulu Mador, Meradong District.

“99 individuals were tested in which 33 were  positive, including the index case, while 61 were negative, and five others are still waiting for their results.

“The positive cases were admitted to Sarikei Hospital and the PKRC under it.”

SDMC also declared the end of the Jalan Kuala Tatau Cluster in Tatau after no cases were recorded in the last 28 days.

As of Wednesday, 93 clusters are still active in Sarawak in which six recorded 74 new cases.

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