Tabong Cluster in Bau, state’s 11th cluster yields six new infections

Details of Covid-19 red and orange zones in Sarawak. Screenshot taken from SDMC official report.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 29: Sarawak declares the 11th active cluster, the Tabong Cluster from Bau after reporting six new local cases today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas while announcing this, said the index case of the cluster is Case 3,718 who was a symptomatic case detected in Kuching.


“Active case detection (ACD) and social contact tracing for this case have detected an additional six Covid-19 positive cases.

“As of 12pm on Jan 29, a total of 79 individuals were screened where seven were positive, 37 individuals were negative and 30 others still awaiting laboratory test results,” he said during the Covid-19 press conference today.

Moving on to the other 10 clusters, Uggah reported only two clusters with additional cases today, which are the Bedayan Cluster from Serian and Pasai Cluster from Sibu.

Details of Covid-19 yellow zones in Sarawak. Screenshot taken from SDMC official report.

The Bedayan Cluster recorded an increase of one case which totalled up to 14 cases. Pasai Cluster, the biggest cluster of all, had 101 new cases today.

The cumulative number of positive cases in the cluster now stands at 1,805 while 1,156 more results remain unknown.

There were no new cases for Indah Riang, Keranji Tabuan and Stutong Clusters in Kuching, Rakut, Jelita and Bah Sayap Clusters in Miri, Bukit Sekubong Cluster in Sebauh and Mador Cluster in Meradong.

Meanwhile, Uggah also announced the conversion of Song from orange to a Covid-19 red zone after recording a total of 85 local cases in the past 14 days.

“Kapit has also been converted from yellow to orange with 24 local cases in the past fortnight.

“Dalat, Bintulu, Kanowit, Beluru, Miri, Sibu and Kuching remained as red zones with a total of 1,724 local cases in the last two weeks,” he added.

While Sarikei, Subis and Betong remained as orange zones with 79 local cases, 18 districts remained as yellow zones.

They are Lundu, Sebauh, Lawas, Telang Usan, Bukit Mabong, Tatau, Bau, Pakan, Serian, Belaga, Meradong, Julau, Simunjan, Asajaya, Lubok Antu, Selangau, Samarahan and Sri Aman.

Only 10 districts in Sarawak are left with the status of green zones namely Limbang, Tanjung Manis, Tebedu, Mukah, Daro, Matu, Pusa, Saratok, Kabong and Marudi.—DayakDaily