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By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, June 2: Sarawak recorded five new Covid-19 deaths today, including one brought-in-dead with no comorbidities.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said Sarawak’s death toll now stands at 305.
An 83-year-old local woman was found unconscious at home on May 30 and medical personnel who attended to her confirmed her death.
She was brought to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and an rt-PCR test conducted during a post-mortem confirmed the Covid-19 diagnosis.
The victim had no comorbidities.
A 75-year-old local woman with comorbidities of high blood pressure, lung disease and obesity was admitted to SGH for fever and breathing difficulties. Her rt-PCR test returned positive for the virus on May 25 and her condition deteriorated. She passed away today.
Another two deaths were reported in Miri, where a 66 year-old local woman with high blood pressure was admitted to Miri hospital after one week of experiencing a cough and breathing difficulties.
Her rt-PCR test returned positive results for the virus on May 18 and she died on May 31.
The other fatality in Miri was a 64-year-old local man who was referred to Miri hospital after two days of experiencing a cough and breathing difficulties.
He had comorbidities which include high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and kidney failure.
Over in Kapit, a 69-year-old local man who tested positive for Covid-19 on May 13 has died on May 31.
The deceased, who had comorbidities of high blood pressure and diabetes had experienced coughing with breathing difficulties before seeking treatment at Kapit hospital. — DayakDaily