Two new Covid-19 clusters detected in Sarawak today, 97 clusters still active

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 22: A total of 61 new cases of Covid-19 were identified from two new clusters today, with one located in Sebauh and another in Telang Usan.

According to a report from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), there were two new clusters, the Sungai Long Seripa Cluster in Sebauh and the Lunyim Cluster in Telang Usan.

The Lunyim Cluster is a community cluster which involves two villages in Telang Usan, Kampung Long Lunyim and Long Tepen which has been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

To date, a total of 63 villagers have been screened for Covid-19, of which 21 villagers have tested positive.

There were 25 villagers who tested negative and 17 villagers who are awaiting the results of their Covid-19 swab test.

In the meantime, the Covid-19 patients from the villages have been admitted to Miri Hospital and to the Low Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Miri for isolation and treatment.

Meanwhile, the Sungai Long Seripa Cluster is a community cluster which involved one longhouse in Sebauh that has been placed under EMCO.

At present, 108 individuals have been swabbed with 40 individuals testing positive for Covid-19 and the balance of 68 individuals testing negative for the virus.

SDMC said the Covid-19 patients for the cluster have been admitted to Bintulu Hospital and also Bintulu PKRC for isolation and treatment.

On the other hand, there were three clusters that ended after zero cases were reported in the past 28 days.

They are the Kampung Boyan Cluster, Kenyalang Park Cluster and the Akademi Samariang Cluster, all in Kuching.

With two new clusters emerging and three clusters ending, there are still a total of 97 active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

Out of the 97 active clusters, 15 clusters reported 106 new cases of Covid-19 while the balance of 82 clusters did not report new cases. — DayakDaily