41yo Kapit man with clean bill of health among 4 BID cases involving 9 Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak

Covid-19 (file photo).

KUCHING, Nov 18: A 41-year-old man from Kapit without underlying health conditions was among the four brought-in-dead (BID) cases out of nine Covid-19 fatalities reported in Sarawak between Nov 12 and 17.

This brings the death toll in Sarawak to 1,551 as of Nov 18.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that the man passed away on Nov 12 and his body was brought to the Bintulu Hospital.

As for the other three BID cases, one was recorded on Nov 13 involving a 77-year-old man from Limbang. The body of the elderly man with comorbidities of hypertension and dyslipidemia was sent to the Lawas Hospital.

Two cases were reported on Nov 16 involving a 72-year-old woman from Sarikei who had high blood and diabetes and a 74-year-old woman from Kuching who had high blood, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Their bodies were transferred to Sarikei Hospital and Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) respectively.

For the remaining five Covid-19 fatalities, the oldest victim was a 91-year-old woman from Mukah with no underlying health conditions.

Sibu Hospital recorded one death on Nov 16 involving a 76-year-old woman, while three deaths were recorded on Nov 17 in SGH with the victim a 69-year-old man, in Sibu Hospital with a 75-year-old woman and in Miri Hospital with the deceased a 59-year-old man from Limbang.

Most of the victims had multiple morbidities especially high blood, diabetes and dyslipidemia, apart from more severe diseases like obstructive chronic lung disease and cancer. — DayakDaily