Puncak Borneo Prison, though not a cluster, accounts for 45 Covid-19 cases in Kuching yesterday

File photo depicting an Active Case Detection operation being carried out.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Aug 25: Puncak Borneo Prison has registered the highest daily record of 45 Covid-19 cases yesterday (Aug 24), among other localities in Kuching.

This was revealed by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian when he said 412 out of 902 cases reported by Kuching Divisional Health Office in the past 24 hours were from active clusters.

Though a cluster has yet to be declared involving Puncak Borneo Prison, it registered the most number of cases compared to the Kampung Pulo Ulu Cluster, Kampung Matang Lot Cluster, Southernhem quarters’ cluster and Taman Malihah Cluster that registered 36, 24, 13 and 12 cases respectively.

Other locations with more than five cases included Kenneth Care Home, Kampung Sinar Budi, Kampung Pauli Hilir, Kampung Semerah Padi, Kampung Siol Kandis, Taman Sukma, Taman Matang Jaya, Lorong Cahaya Damai, Kampung Tabuan Haji Drahman, RPR Batu Kawa, Kampung Tematu, Kampung Astana Lot and Kampung Stutong Baru.

Taman Tunku, RPR Landeh, Taman Mawar, Taman Alamanda Indah, Kampung Stapok, Asrama Toko Mutiara, Kampung Muara Tebas, Kampung Gesik, Kampung Bintawa Tengah, Kampung Mambong, Taman Desa Wira, Taman Sri Permai, Jalan Datuk Ajibah Abok, Matang Batu 9, Hostel YNG Engineering and Warong Nusantara quarters were those that recorded five and six cases.

As for remaining cases not from inside Kuching, Dr Sim said 98 cases were traced to Bau, 21 to Samarahan, seven to Serian and five to Lundu.

“Vaccination and responsibility will allow Sarawak to live with Covid-19.

“Sarawak is still not out of the woods yet as the sheer numbers may lead to an absolute increase in number of Categories 3, 4, 5 and pose a challenge to our medical and hospital facilities,” he said in a social media post last night.

While the number of serious Covid-19 cases under Categories 3, 4 and 5 with lung infections and needing breathing assistance remains below one per cent, he reminded the public to stay alert to avoid any more outbreaks. — DayakDaily