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New COVID-19 cluster detected in Sarawak

The Sarawak Health Department has declared another new COVID-19 cluster in the Miri district, the Jalan Merpati cluster, said State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN).

JPBN Sarawak in a statement today said the Jalan Merpati cluster is a workplace cluster that has been detected at a shopping centre in Jalan Merpati, Miri.

“To date, this cluster only involves Miri district, the case index for this cluster is the 11,094th case of a 45-year-old local woman who was detected through a screening of symptomatic individuals at Miri Hospital on March 7.

“Further investigation and screening activities at on all workplace close contacts and family members of this index case found a total of 50 new cases detected to be positive for COVID-19,” according to the statement.

Of the total 310 individuals who were screened, 51 cases were detected positive for COVID-19 while 193 individuals were found to be negative and 66 individuals are still awaiting results.

Today Sarawak recorded 225 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 13,110.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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