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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, April 26: A 35-year-old pregnant woman was among six fatalities, a record high number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Sarawak today.
According to reports from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), there were six cases of death reported in Sarawak.
One of the cases involved a woman, aged 35, who reported to a health clinic for pregnancy checking and had obesity.
Nonetheless, the victim encountered shortness of breath at the clinic and she was tested positive for Covid-19 on April 22.
Subsequently, the victim was referred to Kapit Hospital after experiencing fever, coughing and flu in the past few days.
Soon after that, her health condition deteriorated and she passed away on April 23.
Apart from that, a 33-year-old woman who had hypertension, diabetes and obesity had also passed away at Kapit Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 on April 21.
In addition, a 48-year-old woman who had chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension tested positive for Covid-19 on April 12 and passed away at Sarikei Hospital yesterday (April 25).
Furthermore, there were three other casualties which involved two women and a man aged 58, 72 and 75 who tested positive for Covid-19 at Kapit and Bintulu Hospitals.
The half dozen fatalities have raised the death toll due to Covid-19 in Sarawak to 162.
In the meantime, there were 615 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the State.
The cases were derived from Bintulu (106), Sibu (90), Pakan (67), Kuching (55), Miri (52), Mukah (38), Kanowit (31), Lundu (25), Selangau (23), Saratok (19), Sarikei (16), Kapit (14), Belaga (9), Meradong (9), Julau (8), Sri Aman (8), Sebauh (8), Bau (7), Song (4), Dalat (4), Tatau (4), Tanjung Manis (3), Bukit Mabong (3), Daro (2), Subis (2), Matu (2), Marudi (2), Serian (2), Samarahan (1) and Beluru (1).
The new cases have pushed the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sarawak to 28,529 cases. — DayakDaily