Two clusters declared, four clusters end

KUCHING: The State Health Department declared two new clusters today (June 25), namely, the Jalan Renggas Cluster in Kuching and Jalan Kidurong Lima Cluster in Bintulu.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the Jalan Renggas Cluster was a workplace cluster made up of workers of a vehicle spare parts workshop.

“A total of 26 individuals have been screened, among whom nine including the index case tested positive, 11 tested negative, and six are still awaiting laboratory results,” they said in a statement today.

They said these positive cases were admitted into the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Kuching District.

As for the Jalan Kidurong Lima Cluster in Bintulu, they said this was also a workplace cluster of workers of an engineering company placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at Jalan Kidurong, Kidurong Industrial Area in Tatau.

“It stemmed from social interaction and close contact among workers and residents at the quarters.

“A total of 116 individuals have been screened, whereby 20 including the index case tested positive and 96 are still awaiting laboratory results,” said the committee.

They said all these positive cases were admitted into Bintulu Hospital and the PKRC in Bintulu District.

The department also declared the end of four clusters as no new cases were detected or reported in the last 28 days.

These clusters are namely the Jalan Limbang Cluster and Jalan Lilin Cluster in Miri as well as the Bako Hilir Cluster and Kampung Semerah Padi Fasa 1 Cluster in Kuching. 

With that, SDMC said there were 94 active clusters remaining in the state, of which 16 recorded a total of 227 new cases on Friday.