Two new community clusters declared


KUCHING: Sarawak registered two new Covid-19 clusters on Thursday (Aug 19).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement said the first cluster, dubbed the Jalan Bubut Sojak Cluster in Bau, is a community cluster involving two families residing in Kampung Bobak Sajong and Kampung Bobak Sejinjang.

“The cluster saw 25 positive cases including the index case out of 60 people screened, while nine others are still awaiting laboratory test results,” it said on Thursday.

The second community cluster is the Nanga Puti Cluster in Tatau, which saw 37 positive cases including the index case out of 49 people screened.

“All Covid-19 positive cases were admitted to nearby hospitals and low-risk treatment centres (PKRC) in Kuching, Bau and Bintulu districts for isolation and further treatment,” it assured.

SDMC also declared an end to three clusters, namely the Po Ai Cluster in Sri Aman, the Pagar Tebedu Cluster in Tebedu and the Jalan Teo Kui Ngo Cluster in Kuching, after no new cases were detected or reported in the last 28 days.

“Seventeen out of the 118 active clusters in the state recorded 95 new cases while 101 clusters did not record any new case,” said the committee.

Additionally, SDMC said the districts of Kapit, Kanowit and Belaga are now Covid-19 red zones.

“The declaration came after 41 cases were reported in Kapit while 50 cases were reported in Kanowit and Belaga respectively within the past 14 days.

“Meanwhile, Beluru District reverted to orange from red status after recording only 33 cases within the past 14 days,” it added.

SDMC said Tanjung Manis District also reverted to green status after no new cases were reported since the last two weeks.

“The number of red zones in the state is now at 24, followed by three orange zones, eight yellow zones and five green zones,” it added.

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