Stapok Resettlement Scheme Cluster results in 26 new Covid-19 infections, total active clusters in S’wak now at 83


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KUCHING, May 12: A resettlement scheme area at Stapok here has given rise to a new Covid-19 cluster after 26 people were infected, thus triggering the Stapok Resettlement Scheme Cluster in Kuching.

Stapok Resettlement Scheme is one of the seven new clusters announced in Sarawak today.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update report on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, revealed that this is a community cluster detected at a resettlement scheme in Stapok, Kuching.

As of today, a total of 117 individuals have been screened, whereby 57 tested negative while 34 are still awaiting laboratory test results.

All 26 positive cases have been referred to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and admitted to the Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Kuching to be isolated and treated.

SDMC also informed that all close contacts have been identified and moved into quarantine areas.

Meanwhile, one new cluster dubbed the Nanga Skrang Cluster was declared in Sri Aman with 27 cases while another five new clusters were identified in Kuching with two involving housing areas namely Asia Villa Cluster (15 cases) and Jalan Rubber Cluster (12 cases); two linked to workplaces — the Konsortium Bumi Cluster (8 cases) and Kemas Cluster (10 cases); while one linked to a leisure holiday — the Singgahsana Lodge Cluster (14 cases).

With seven new clusters, the number of active clusters in Sarawak has ballooned to 83, out of which nine clusters also recorded an increase in daily infections with a total of 39 cases.

They are the Sungai Duan Cluster which added 13 more cases, Jalan Stadium Negeri (11 cases), Mongkos Cluster (4 cases) while Jalan Selirik Cluster, Melugu Cluster, Tanjong Kibong Cluster, Beladin Cluster and Tebedu Mawang Cluster (2 cases each), and Duranda Emas Cluster has one case. — DayakDaily