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