3 in 30s without comorbidities among Sarawak’s 18 deaths in past week

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KUCHING, Oct 22: Three people in their early 30s, including a brought-in-dead (BID) case, who all had no history of medical conditions were among the 18 Covid-19 related deaths reported in Sarawak between Oct 14 and 21.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that there were four brought-in-dead (BID) cases in the last eight days.

One of the victims, a 32-year-old man from Kuching who had no underlying health conditions, passed away on Oct 20. His body was brought to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).


The other three victims with morbidities were confirmed on Oct 14, Oct 15 and Oct 19 involving a 63-year-old man from Samarahan, with his body transferred to the Sarawak Heart Centre, a 78-year-old from Sri Aman with her body brought to the Sri Aman Hospital and a 60-year-old man from Sarikei with his body transferred to Dalat Hospital, respectively.

As for the remaining cases, four deaths were confirmed in Sibu Hospital on Oct 16 with the victims from Sibu aged between 64 and 78-years-old.

On Oct 18, two deaths were reported with one in Bintulu Hospital involving a 74-year-old man from Bintulu and in Lawas involving a 77-year-old man from Limbang.

Apart from one BID case, another Covid-19 related death was reported on Oct 19 in Sarikei Hospital involving a 66-year-old man.

On Oct 20, another five deaths were recorded with two in Miri Hospital and one each in Sri Aman Hospital, Betong Hospital and Sarikei Hospital, apart from one BID case in Kuching.

Among the victims were a 32-year-old woman from Miri who had no underlying health conditions. The remaining victims were aged between 55 and 84.

Two deaths were reported on Oct 21 with one in Bintulu Hospital involving a 31-year-old woman without known medical conditions and one in SGH involving a 64-year-old woman from Samarahan.

Most of the victims have multiple morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease and asthma.— DayakDaily