Covid-19 outbreak detected at secondary school in Tabuan Jaya with 22 cases

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KUCHING, April 29: A total of 21 more Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed among staff and students of a secondary school in Tabuan Jaya here after a 16-year-old student was infected, sparking a new cluster dubbed the Tabuan Jaya Cluster.

The cluster is one of six new Covid-19 clusters declared in Sarawak today.

There are two clusters detected in Kuching namely the Taman Pelita Cluster involving a funeral gathering with six cases and the Tabuan Melayu Cluster (five cases), while the three other clusters are the Durin Cluster in Bau (six cases), Sileng Dayak Cluster in Lundu (72 cases) and Sains Bakam Cluster in Miri (17 cases).

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update report on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, informed that Tabuan Jaya Cluster involved a secondary school under the Ministry of Education (MOE) located in Tabuan Jaya here.

The index case, or case 23,023 is a 16-year-old male student from the school who was detected from symptomatic screening on April 16.

The case has travelled to Sri Aman before returning to the residential school on April 5.

As of today, SDMC reported that 252 individuals have been screened, whereby 225 tested negative while five are still awaiting lab tests results.

With six new clusters, Sarawak now has 71 active clusters in which 10 clusters recorded an increase in daily infections with a total of 50 cases today.

The clusters are Melugu with 12 cases, Icom and Pondok (8 cases each), Jalan Disa (7 cases), Duranda Emas (6 cases), Tarat Tani (4 cases), Disso (2 cases), while Kampung Tengah, Sungai Tuah and Jalan Maju has one case each. — DayakDaily