137 new Covid-19 cases added to KM20 Jalan Betong Cluster

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KUCHING, Sept 9: A total of 137 more Covid-19 cases have been linked to the existing KM20 Jalan Betong Cluster in Betong in the past 24 hours.

This takes the cluster’s tally to 531 today, out of which 490 are still active cases.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that the KM20 Jalan Betong Cluster saw the highest increase among the 18 active clusters reporting new cases today, with a total of 259 cases contributed to today’s overall case count of 3,118.

A total of 835 individuals have been screened, whereby 77 have tested negative and 227 are still waiting for lab test results.

The cluster centred on individuals staying at a workers’ quarters of a construction company.

Two new clusters declared in Bintulu today dubbed the Jalan Bintulu-Miri Dua Cluster and Sungai Segan Cluster respectively added 32 cases and 24 cases respectively. Both involved longhouses currently under lockdown.

The Bungey 2 wedding cluster in Betong, which is currently the biggest active cluster in Sarawak, picked up 17 more cases to push the cluster’s total to 1,170, out of which 529 are active cases.

A total of 1,350 people have been swabbed, from which 95 have tested negative while 85 are awaiting lab test results.

The remaining 14 clusters that registered an increase in cases are the Jalan Semeba Industry Cluster in Kuching and Menuang Baru Cluster in Limbang (11 cases each); Pinang Jawa Cluster in Kuching (9 cases); Kampung Sikog Cluster (6 cases); Telok Batu Cluster in Meradong (3 cases); while Bandar Baru Mukah Cluster in Mukah, Belinggai Ulu Niah Cluster in Subis, Ensebang Plaie Cluster in Serian, Jalan Masuri Cluster in Sibu, Kampung Danggak Cluster in Kuching, Nanga Tapih Cluster in Betong, Sawit Gelasah Cluster in Subis, Tembok Sri Aman Cluster in Sri Aman and Annah Rais Cluster in Kuching had one case each.

Currently, there are 147 active clusters in Sarawak. — DayakDaily