24 Covid-19 cases at workers’ lodging in Sibu, 33 cases at longhouse under EMCO in Tatau

Covid-19 ... Clusters cause spike in cases.

KUCHING, June 24: A Covid-19 outbreak has occurred at the workers’ lodging of a frozen food company located at Jalan Sungai Antu 3 in Sibu with 24 people infected so far, sparking the Jalan Sungai Antu Cluster.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily updates on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that a total of 35 individuals linked to the Jalan Sungai Antu workplace cluster have been screened.

Of them, 11 people tested negative while no lab test results were pending.

All positive cases have been admitted to the Sibu Hospital and Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Sibu for treatment and isolation.

Another cluster dubbed the Sungai Separai Cluster was identified in Tatau involving a longhouse under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) with 33 people contracted Covid-19 so far.

SDMC informed that infections have spread among the residents due to social networking and close contacts.

As of today, a total of 89 individuals have been screened whereby 56 tested negative while no results were pending.

All positive cases have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital and PKRC Bintulu for treatment and isolation.

These two clusters were among four new Covid-19 clusters declared in Sarawak today with the remaining two identified in Kuching dubbed Jalan Setia Raja Cluster which was linked to a supermarket with 10 cases and KM23 Jalan Puncak Borneo Cluster linked to a rehab centre with 28 cases.

The State Health Department also declared the end of five clusters today namely Sungai Ngungun in Kanowit, Sebujok in Sri Aman, Jelang in Betong, Tebakang in Serian and Jalan Sukma in Kuching after for new cases were reported in the past 28 days.

With this, the number of active clusters in Sarawak now stands at 96, out of which 16 clusters have recorded an increase in daily infections with 151 cases.

They are the Sungai Separai Cluster in Tatau which added 29 cases, Sungai Kotak Cluster in Meradong (23 cases), Sungai Antu Cluster in Sibu (22 cases), Mongkos 2 Cluster in Tebedu (17 cases), Nanga Tada Cluster in Kanowit (15 cases), Kampung Sebandi Hilir in Lundu (12 cases), Quadraplex Lapan Enam Cluster in Miri (7 cases), Kampung Serikin Cluster in Bau and Gerigat Cluster in Kabong (5 cases each), Nanga Sejugan Cluster in Julau (4 cases), Melatai Cluster in Kapit and Banting Cluster in Sri Aman (3 cases each), Gran Stumbin Cluster in Sri Aman and Jalan Bintulu-Tatau in Bintulu (2 cases), while the Kavok Cluster and Lunyim Cluster in Telang Usan has one case each. — DayakDaily