KUCHING: Four new clusters were declared in Sarawak on Tuesday (Sept 14), of which three were in Kuching and one in Subis.
These are the Laman Bong Chin Cluster, Jalan Upland Cluster, and Kampung Segedup Cluster in Kuching as well as the Jundak Saeh Merah Cluster in Subis.
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee said the Laman Bong Chin Cluster was an institutional cluster involving employees and residents of a care centre for the elderly located at Laman Bong Chin, Jalan Rock, Kuching.
“78 people have been screened, of which 10, including the index case, tested positive, 67 tested negative, and one is still awaiting results.”
SDMC said the Jalan Upland Cluster was an institutional cluster involving employees and occupants of a childcare centre located at Jalan Upland, Kuching.
“Sixty people have been screened, of which 51, including the index case, tested positive and nine tested negative. One new case has been reported today.”
SDMC said the Kampung Segedup Cluster was a community cluster involving residents of a village, Kampung Segedup, located at Jalan Batu Kawa, Kuching.
“75 people have been screened. Of these, 12 people, including the index case, were found positive, 31 were found negative, and 32 are still awaiting results. Three new cases have been reported today.”
As for the Jundak Saeh Merah Cluster, SDMC said this was a community cluster detected at a longhouse under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) located at Batu Anchau in Subis District.
“Thirty-five people have been screened, of which 22, including the index case, tested positive, 12 tested negative, and one individual is still awaiting results. Eight new cases have been reported today.”
SDMC stated that positive cases from the three new clusters in Kuching were being isolated and treated at Sarawak General Hospital and the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Kuching District while the positive cases from the Jundak Saeh Merah Cluster in Subis were being treated at Miri Hospital and the PKRC in Miri District.
SDMC also announced that two clusters in Kuching had come to an end, namely the Jalan DBKU Cluster and Jalan Tenaga Cluster, as no new cases involving these clusters had been reported in the last 28 days.
With that, there are 139 active clusters remaining in the state as of Tuesday.