Social gathering at longhouse in Beluru sparks new Ulu Teru Cluster, infecting 46 people


Follow and subscribe to DayakDaily on Telegram for faster news updates.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 8: A social gathering among villagers of a longhouse at Ulu Teru in Beluru has sparked a new Covid-19 cluster known as the Ulu Teru Cluster infecting 46 villagers.

According to a report from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the Ulu Teru Cluster is a community cluster which involved one longhouse at Kampung Lubok Mulong in Ulu Teru.

The outbreak in the longhouse was caused by a social gathering among villagers.

At present, 468 individuals related to the longhouse have been screened for Covid-19.

Out of that number of people, 46 individuals were tested positive for the virus including the index case while 360 individuals have tested negative.

The balance of 62 individuals are still awaiting the results of their Covid-19 swab test.

SDMC said all the Covid-19 patients to the cluster have been referred and admitted to Miri Hospital and to quarantine and low-risk treatment centre (PKRC) in Miri for isolation and treatment.

The Ulu Teru Cluster is the sole new cluster identified by the State Health Department.

On another note, there were three clusters of Covid-19 which ended today after reporting zero cases in the past 28 days.

They are the Jalan Disa Cluster in Sibu, Sains Bakam Cluster in Miri and the Sungai Nirai Cluster in Selangau.

With one new cluster formed and three clusters ended, there are a total of 75 active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

Out of the 75 active clusters, 13 of them reported 146 new Covid-19 cases while the balance of 62 clusters reported zero cases. — DayakDaily