Four Covid-19 clusters in S'wak officially end, state disaster management committee says


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020

KUCHING: Four Covid-19 clusters in Sarawak have officially ended, after the state reported no new cases in 28 days since the last case, says the state disaster management committee.

The clusters are the Kuching engineering cluster, which involved eight cases; Sentosa cluster (31 cases); Melbourne PUI cluster (three cases); and Satok market cluster (four cases).

In a statement, the committee said all four clusters reported their last case on July 28.

"A total of 495 people were screened in the Kuching engineering cluster, resulting in eight positive cases. Of the eight, only two showed early symptoms of Covid-19," it said on Tuesday (Aug 25).

For the Sentosa cluster, which involved a health facility here, a total of 518 people were screened after the index case was detected on July 18.

The Melbourne PUI cluster involved a student returning from Melbourne to Kuching via Kuala Lumpur, and two close contacts in the same flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.

The Satok market cluster was detected through active screening of traders at the market on July 25 and 26. Of the 229 traders who were tested, four were found to be positive.

The committee said two clusters were still active in Sarawak, the Mambong and Alam clusters with seven cases each.

It said no new cases were reported in the state on Tuesday, with the state's tally of confirmed cases remaining at 696.

There were also no new recoveries, with 15 cases still receiving treatment at hospital isolation wards.

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