No new Covid-19 clusters today but Kampung Kendaie funeral cluster grows to 215 with 25 new cases

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

KUCHING, July 24: No new Covid-19 clusters were reported in Sarawak today but Kampung Kendaie funeral cluster in Lundu has climbed to 215 cases after 25 new infections were reported.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily updates on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that Kampung Kendaie Cluster were among the six active clusters in Sarawak which recorded an increase in daily infections with a total of 43 cases added.

The Kampung Kendaie Cluster, which was declared on July 12, stemmed from a funeral ceremony and prayer meeting that took place between June 30 to July 16 involving residents of Kampung Kendaie and resulted in an initial 23 cases.

The cluster saw a big jump in cases on July 15 with 120 cases registered, taking the cluster total to 153 then.

In the period of nine days, the cluster has accumulated another 62 cases to push the total of positive cases to 215 as of today.

Of the total, 102 active cases are still receiving treatment and being isolated.

The Sungai Bedil Besar Cluster in Kuching also detected 10 more infections, to take the cluster total to 39.

Declared on July 7, this cluster involved several families in Kampung Sungai Bedil Besar with two Delta variant cases also being detected in the area.

Of the total, there are 21 active cases still receiving treatment and being isolated.

The Sentosa 2 Cluster in Kuching also registered four more cases, to increase the cluster total to 129 with 113 active cases still receiving treatment and being isolated.

The cluster was declared on July 14 after 52 healthcare workers and residents of Sentosa Hospital contracted Covid-19.

It was reported yesterday that 10 cases in this cluster were linked to the Delta variant.

The remaining three active clusters that recorded an increase in cases were Lempaong in Betong with two cases, while Pasar Basar Mukah Cluster in Mukah and Duyoh Cluster in Bau added one case each.

SDMC also declared the end of Pekan Tatau Baru Cluster in Tatau after no new local cases were reported in the past 28 days.

With that, the number of active clusters in Sarawak has been reduced to 90.— DayakDaily