79 Covid-19 cases in longhouse results in Long Urun Cluster in Belaga

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KUCHING, Aug 20: A Covid-19 outbreak has occurred in a longhouse in the interior of Long Urun, Belaga with 79 positive cases involving the villagers confirmed so far.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that the Long Urun Cluster is a community cluster involving villagers of the longhouse.

Of the positive cases, 36 were reported today.

A total of 218 individuals have been screened, whereby 73 have tested negative and 66 are still awaiting lab test results.

All cases have been admitted to the Kapit Hospital as well as Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRC) Kapit for treatment and isolation.

SDMC has also today declared the end of Kilometre 85 Cluster in Mukah, after no new local cases were recorded in the past 28 days.

With that, the number of active cases in Sarawak remains unchanged at 118, out of which 22 clusters have registered an increase in daily infections with a total of 407 cases contributed to today’s daily caseload.

The Kampung Kakeng Cluster in Serian added the most number of new cases at 71, followed by Kampung Bintawa Ulu and Kampung Bintawa Tengah, both in Kuching, with 55 and 54 cases respectively.

The remaining clusters are Lorong Teruntum in Kuching which picked up 39 more cases; new Long Urun in Belaga (36 cases); Lorong Cahaya Damai in Kuching and Bungey 2 in Betong (28 cases each), Kampung Paon Rimu in Serian (23 cases); Jalan Akses in Sri Aman (15 cases); Kampung Muara Tebas 2 in Kuching and Sebayor in Samarahan (8 cases each); Jalan Kemena Industry Estate 38 in Bintulu (7 cases); Lubuk Bukut in Mukah and Jalan Lembah Hijau in Miri (6 cases each); Jalan Seringgok in Bau (5 cases); Kandis Pantu in Sri Aman and Tanjong Kibong in Sibu (4 cases); Kampung Bunga in Serian (3 cases); Kampung Bintawa Hilir, Lorong Temenggung Haji Gobil and Kampung Gobeilt (all in Kuching – 2 cases each); while Jalan Airport Lama in Bintulu has one case. — DayakDaily