By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Mar 30: A 33-year-old man was among two fatalities reported due to Covid-19 in Sarawak while the State reported 153 new cases of the coronavirus.
According to a press statement from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), the 33-year-old victim had hypertension and experienced shortness of breath and coughing for a day before seeking medical treatment at the Miri Hospital.
He was tested positive for Covid-19 on March 28 and passed away on the same day after his health condition deteriorated.
The other death involved a 61-year-old man in Bintulu who was tested positive for Covid-19 on March 20 and was a close contact to a positive Covid-19 patient.
SDMC said the victim had hypertension and diabetes and he passed away today (March 30).
With two new death cases, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak has risen to 107.
On another note, there were 153 cases of coronavirus reported. They derived from Sibu (40), Miri (33), Kuching (20), Bintulu (18), Meradong (11), Marudi (6), Beluru (5), Julau (4), Tanjung Manis (4), Sarikei (3), Subis (3), Sri Aman (3), Samarahan (2), and Sebauh (1).
As such, the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Sarawak has increased to 16,214 cases.
Out of the 153 cases reported, 17 cases were symptomatic.
Among these confirmed cases, there was one Import A case from The Netherlands and two Import B cases from other states in Malaysia.
In the meantime, there are 33 active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak.
Out of that, eight clusters reported new cases today and the remaining 25 clusters did not yield any new cases.
Apart from that, there were 211 Covid-19 patients who recovered and were allowed to be discharged from hospitals.
A total of 2,794 Covid-19 patients in Sarawak are being treated in hospitals and low-risk quarantine centres.
There were 158 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) reported and one PUI case is awaiting the result of the Covid-19 swab test. — DayakDaily