Covid-19: Sentosa, Mambong clusters report 1 case each today

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KUCHING, July 29: Two new Covid-19 cases were reported in Kuching and Serian today, putting the state’s total at 677.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that of the two cases, one was linked to the Sentosa Cluster and the other to the Mambong Cluster.

Case 676 was the mother of Case 630 who tested positive on July 23. The local woman had frequently visited her daughter over the weekends, the last time she visited her being July 11.

She was detected following active tracing and sampling activity involving the Sentosa Cluster. The case was asymptomatic. She underwent rT-PCR test on July 27 at the Serian screening centre and was found positive on July 28.

As for Case 677, the foreign man was a close contact to Case 581 who tested positive on July 14. The case was detected through active tracing and sampling on Mambong Cluster.

He did not show any symptoms. The case was swabbed on July 27 at a government health clinic and found positive on July 28.

Both cases are now warded at the hospital.

SDMC informed that there are still 10 active clusters in Sarawak, with nine in Kuching and one in Bintulu.

The 10 clusters are Engineering Company Cluster with eight cases, Mambong Cluster (7), Healthcare Cluster (3), Jupiter Cluster (3), Stutong Market Cluster (7), Kuching Jetty Cluster (2), Sentosa Cluster (31), Melbourne PUI Cluster (3), Kuching Construction Company Cluster (2) and Satok Market Cluster (4).

Kuching is the only district under red zone while four districts were labelled yellow, namely Samarahan, Serian, Bau and Lundu.

Meanwhile, there was only one recovery and discharge from the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and as such, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak is 565 or 83.46 per cent of total positive cases so far.

As of today, 93 patients were being treated in hospitals throughout the state with none admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or requiring respiratory support.

There were 88 patients treated in SGH, four in Bintulu Hospital and one in Sungai Buloh Hospital.

Sarawak also reported seven more person-under-investigation (PUI) today while three cases are still awaiting laboratory test results.

In addition, 26 more person-under-surveillance (PUS) have been checked in to identified hotels to undergo compulsory 14-days quarantine.

As of today, a total of 665 individuals were undergoing quarantine in 11 hotels throughout the state. —DayakDaily