Workplace clusters in Tatau, Bintulu

KUCHING: Two new workplace clusters have emerged in the districts of Tatau and Bintulu.

The Jalan Tatau-Selangau, Tatau cluster involved the occupants of a workers’ quarters at an oil palm plantation which is under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at Jalan Tatau-Selangau in the Tatau district.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said of the 224 people who were screened, 18 including the index case were positive while the rest were still waiting for their results.

All positive cases were admitted to the Bintulu Hospital and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) for isolation and treatment.

Meanwhile, the Gom Tujuh, Bintulu cluster involved the workers of a petroleum industry ship (Grade One Manjung 7) that was anchored at Bintulu since June 30.

“Of the 50 people who were screened, 24 including the index case were positive while the rest were still awaiting their results.

“All positive cases were admitted to the Bintulu Hospital and PKRC for isolation and treatment,” it added.

The committee revealed that four clusters ended yesterday after no new cases were reported in the past 28 days.

“The clusters are in Beladin in Pusa, Jalan Samarakan and Sungai Separai in Tatau and Sawai Niah in Subis.

“Of the 86 active clusters statewide, five have recorded 31 new cases,” it said.

The SDMC added the district of Tatau had turned red after recording 41 cases of infection in the past 14 days.

The Mukah district is now red after recording 39 cases of infection in the past 14 days.

Sarawak now has 19 red districts, five orange districts, 13 yellow districts and three green districts.