Two new Covid-19 clusters in Serian and one in Tebedu log 169 cases


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KUCHING, Aug 27: Two more Covid-19 clusters have emerged in Serian and one in Tebedu involving several villages with a total of 169 cases confirmed.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in the Sarawak, reported that the Mundai Cluster in Serian emerged after 66 positive Covid-19 cases were detected among villagers in Kampung Mundai located in the sub-district of Siburan here.

Of the cases, two cases were reported today.


A total of 133 individuals have been screened, whereby 67 tested negative with no lab test results pending.

The second cluster dubbed the Duras Cluster, also in Serian, reported 60 positive cases involving the villagers of Kampung Duras located in the sub-district of Siburan as well.

Of the cases, four cases were reported today.

A total of 82 individuals have been screened, whereby 22 tested negative with no lab test results pending.

Down 39km from Serian, the border town of Tebedu recorded 43 positive cases involving the residents of four villages, thus triggering the Mapu Cluster.

The villages involved are Kampung Mapu Kijabu, Kampung Mapu Tantu, Kampung Sadong and Kampung Mapu Tragu.

Of the cases, two cases were reported today.

A total of 65 individuals have been screened, whereby 11 have tested negative and 11 more are still awaiting lab test results.

All 169 positive cases have been admitted to the hospital as well as Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) Serian for treatment and isolation.

Sarawak announced eight new clusters today. The five other clusters are identified in Subis (Jero Gelasah Cluster with 15 cases), in Miri (Ladang 0004 Kuala Baram Cluster with 31 cases), in Lubok Antu (Nanga Bengap Cluster with 42 cases), in Betong (KM20 Jalan Betong Cluster with 23 cases), and in Kanowit (Nanga Dap Cluster with 29 cases).

SDMC also declared the end of Sungai Sebatu Cluster in Meradong, after no local cases were reported in the last 28 days.

With that, the number of active clusters in Sarawak have increased to 126, out of which 25 clusters registered an increase in daily infections with a total of 269 cases contributed to the daily caseload of 2,224 today.

They are Kampung Sungai Duuh Cluster which added 39 more cases; new Ladang 0004 Kuala Baram Cluster and Ladang Nanga Bengap Cluster (31 cases each); Bungey 2 Cluster (29 cases); Long Urun Cluster (24 cases); new Nanga Dap Cluster (22 cases); Kampung Muara Tebas 2 Cluster (15 cases); new KM20 Jalan Betong Cluster and Jero Gelasah Cluster (12 cases each); Lorong Cahaya Damai Cluster (11 cases); Lubok Bukut Clyster (9 cases); Mas Sawai Cluster (7 cases); Lorong Temenggung Haji Gobil Cluster (5 cases); new Duras Cluster (4 cases); and Kampung Haji Baki Cluster (3 cases).

Opar Cluster, Sungai Menok Cluster, Plaman Batang Cluster, new Mundai Cluster, new Mapu Cluster have two cases each; while Nanga Pelugau Cluster, Kampung Pulo Ulu Cluster, Taman Indah Landeh Cluster, Kampung Goebilt Cluster and Nansang Tugong Cluster have one case each. — DayakDaily