Two new clusters in the state

KUCHING: The State Health Department (JKNS) today (June 9) declared two new Covid-19 clusters, namely the Kampung Hilir Lingga cluster in Sri Aman and the Kampung Sinar Budi Baru cluster in Kuching.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the Kampung Hilir Lingga cluster was a community cluster involving three localities in Sri Aman district, namely Kampung Hilir Lingga, Kampung Masjid Baru Lingga and Taman Pasir Panas.

It said the cluster resulted from social interactions and visiting activities among family members in the three localities during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

“Of the 32 people who were screened, 23  including the index case tested positive while nine tested negative,” SDMC said in a statement today.

It added all the positive Covid-19 cases were admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), the Sri Aman Hospital and the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) in the Sri Aman district for   isolation and further treatment.

“There is one death involving this cluster,” stated the committee.

It said the Kampung Sinar Budi Baru cluster in Kuching was a community cluster involving three families at Kampung Sinar Budi Baru .

“This cluster involved social interactions and close contacts among members of the three families,” said the SDMC.

Of the 38 people who were screened, 19 including the index case tested positive while 19 were   negative. 

“All the positive Covid-19 cases were referred to the SGH and the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC), and admitted to the SGH and the PKRC in Kuching district for isolation and further treatment,” said the committee.

JKNS today also declared the end of the Skim Penempatan Stapok cluster in Kuching as no new cases involving this cluster were detected or reported in the last 28 days.

With that, SDMC said there were 76 active clusters remaining in the state, of which six recorded a total of 73 additional cases on Wednesday.