Sg Duan resident infects 83, causing 7 longhouses in Mukah to be placed under EMCO

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 19: A new cluster of Covid-19 in Mukah identified by the State Health Department known as the Sungai Duan Cluster has spread to seven longhouses in Sungai Duan area.

According to reports from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, the index case of the cluster was a 65-year-old man identified from symptomatic screening at Bintulu Hospital on April 2.

Following active case detection and contact tracing carried out by the health authorities, another 83 positive cases were identified.

SDMC said the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been enforced in Sungai Duan area involving nine longhouses from April 11 until April 24.

In the meantime, a total of 321 individuals for the cluster have been screened for Covid-19, whereby 84 individuals were tested positive, 206 individuals tested negative and the remaining 31 individuals are awaiting the results of their Covid-19 swab test.

Meanwhile, all the positive cases for the Sungai Duan Cluster have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital, Sibu Hospital and Mukah’s low risk quarantine centre for treatment.

SDMC said there were four new clusters of Covid-19 identified today.

They are the Sungai Duan Cluster in Mukah, Sungai Passin Cluster in Matu, Sungai Selitut Cluster in Tatau and the Sungai Anus Cluster in Selangau.

On another note, SDMC declared one cluster of Covid-19, the Sungai Bakong Cluster in Meradong has ended as zero cases were reported in the past 28 days.

There are currently 49 active clusters of Covid-19 reported in Sarawak.

Out of the 49 active clusters, 12 clusters reported 153 new cases of Covid-19 while the balance of 37 clusters did not report new cases. — DayakDaily