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KUCHING, Oct 21: A brought-in-dead (BID) case involving a 45-year-old man without comorbidities from Bintulu was among the 21 fatalities linked to Covid-19 reported today, says the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee in its daily Covid-19 update.
The earliest case in today’s updated was backdated to Oct 4, while the latest occurred yesterday (Oct 20, 2021).
Apart from the Bintulu man, a 68-year-old man from Betong was also brought-in-dead. This man however, had a medical history of high blood pressure and diabetes.
From today’s reported total, there were six fatalities from Betong. All the deceased had medical history of high blood pressure, in addition to other illnesses such as diabetes and dyslipidemia.
In Bintulu, apart from the 45-year-old BID case, there were two other deaths related to Covid-19 involving a 79-year-old man who had high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, and a 91-year-old man who had no known illnesses.
A 38-year-old man with high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney illness from Miri was the youngest victim among the fatalities reported today. Miri also saw six other fatalities who all had underlying illnesses or health conditions including anaemia.
Limbang also reported a Covid-19 fatality involving a 60-year-old woman who passed away in the Miri Hospital on Oct 18.
A 69-year-old man from Serian who had no underlying illnesses also succumbed to Covid-19. He passed away in Sarawak General Hospital on Oct 19.
A 64-year-old man who had high blood pressure, heart illness and chronic kidney disease and a 86-year-old woman with high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and chronic lung illness were the two deaths from Sarikei.
Meanwhile, a 64-year-old man who had high blood pressure, diabetes and dyslipidemia was the sole Covid-19 fatality from Kapit. — DayakDaily