By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, June 23: A longhouse in Tatau and a longhouse in Pakan were the focal points of two new Covid-19 clusters which were responsible for a total of 74 cases.
The two clusters were triggered following social gatherings among longhouse folks in the said longhouses.
According to a report from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), there was a community cluster identified at a longhouse at Jalan Kuala Tatau, Sungai Semanok which has been dubbed the Jalan Kuala Tatau Cluster.
It stemmed from a social gathering and close contacts among the longhouse folks. The longhouse has been placed under an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
To date, a total of 29 longhouse folks have been screened for coronavirus with 22 individuals testing positive and the remaining seven awaiting Covid-19 swab test results.
Similarly, a longhouse at Tanjong Lelengau in Pakan was at the centre of the second community cluster which has been dubbed the Tanjong Lelengau Cluster.
The cluster was sparked by a social gathering and close contacts among longhouse folks. The longhouse is currently under EMCO.
At present, a total of 90 individuals from the longhouse have been swabbed with 52 testing positive, 33 testing negative and the remaining five awaiting swab test results.
SDMC added that all the Covid-19 patients from the two clusters were admitted to health facilities for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Jalan Kuala Tatau Cluster in Tatau and the Tanjong Lelengau Cluster in Pakan were among four new clusters announced by the SDMC today.
The other two new clusters are the Sungai Kotak Cluster in Meradong and the Nanga Tada Cluster in Kanowit.
On the other hand, there were four clusters of Covid-19 declared ended.
They are the Tebedu Mawang Cluster in Tebedu, Nanga Skrang Cluster in Sri Aman, Bukit Temedak Cluster in Pakan and Tanjung Bundong Cluster in Samarahan.
With this there are a total of 97 active Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak, with 18 active clusters reporting 192 new cases today. — DayakDaily