Stunggang Melayu Cluster rears its head in Lundu, 8 test positive

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KUCHING, May 17: A new Covid-19 community cluster has emerged in Lundu district which has been dubbed the Stunggang Melayu Cluster.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today said the cluster was named after eight positive cases including the index case were detected.

As of noon today, a total of 121 individuals have been screened, of which 113 results returned negative.

The committee added that all positive cases were referred to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and isolated at low-risk patient treatment centres (PKRC) under Lundu district.

Meanwhile, Sarawak recorded 433 new cases today, of which 268 cases or 61.89 per cent were detected in Miri, Kapit, Sibu, Kuching and Belaga districts, bringing the total number of cases to 38,816 to-date. — DayakDaily