Longhouse interaction sparks Sungai Banun Cluster with 20 infections in Meradong

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

KUCHING, June 19: Social interaction and close contact among longhouse residents at Skim B, Sungai Banun in Meradong have caused a new Covid-19 cluster dubbed the Sungai Banun Cluster to emerge.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), out of the 86 individuals screened, a total of 20 positive Covid-19 cases were detected from the community cluster, including the index case.

“Two other cases are still waiting for laboratory test results, while 64 cases were negative,” the committee said in a press statement today.

The statement further pointed out that all of the positive Covid-19 cases have been admitted to Sarikei Hospital as well as in Sarikei Covid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) for further treatment and isolation. — DayakDaily