Lundu, new victim of state’s biggest Pasai Cluster


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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 1: While continuing its rampage at the Rajang Basin infecting Sibu, Kanowit, Song and Kapit, the Pasai Cluster is now berserking the tourism district of scenic Lundu.

Lundu District, today reported a spike of 14 new cases all traced back to the notorious cluster, turning the district to an orange zone after it registered a total of 25 cases.

All the 25 cases in Lundu were involved with the state’s biggest Pasai Cluster which originated from a longhouse in Pasai Siong, Sibu.

It was only six days ago that Lundu was a Covid-19 green zone with zero cases.

The first case that turned Lundu into a yellow zone was reported on Jan 28. The next day on Jan 29, there were seven new cases.

After the Coronavirus abated for one day on Jan 30 with zero positives, it regained its momentum the next day (Jan 31) with three cases.

The 14 cases in Lundu today was not all. The other six districts also infected with the Pasai Cluster virus are Kapit with eight cases, Sibu (5), Bintulu (4), Miri (2), Kanowit (1) and Beluru (1).

Breakdown of Covid-19 cases in various districts traced back to the Pasai Cluster today (Feb 1, 2021).

Out of today’s 105 new cases, 35 of them are linked to the cluster, contributing 33 per cent of the total number of cases.

As of this day, the cluster recorded a cumulative number of 1,969 cases.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily Covid-19 report today, said 22,500 individuals related to the cluster were screened and 19,500 turned out to be negative while 1,031 more are awaiting laboratory test results.—DayakDaily