57yo Sibu man without health conditions among 7 BID of 26 Covid-19 deaths in Sarawak


KUCHING, Oct 1: A 57-year-old man from Sibu without underlying health conditions was among the seven brought-in-dead (BID) cases out of an alarming 26 Covid-19 deaths reported between Sept 16 and 30 in Sarawak.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak today, the deceased along with two other victims – a 53-year-old man from Kuching and a 65-year-old man from Miri – who were also without any known medical conditions were among the 15 deaths confirmed on Sept 29.

Of the other 14 fatalities, five were from Kuching comprising three women and two men, four from Sibu (three women and 1 man), one woman from Miri, and two men from Sarikei.

Of the six other BID cases, one was reported in Bintulu on Sept 21 involving a 98-year-old man; three in Betong with all the victims being women aged 84, 86 and 51 on Sept 22, 24 and 25 respectively; and one in Sri Aman involving an 82-year-old man and one in Samarahan involving a 79-year-old woman on Sept 27.

Kuching also recorded two fatalities in Lundu Hospital on Sept 16 and Sept 25 involving an 86-year-old man and a 69-year-old man respectively.

Miri recorded three fatalities at Miri Hospital with two on Sept 28 and one on Sept 30. All the victims were women aged between 81 and 86.

Most of the victims were middle aged or elderly with various morbidities including cancer, stroke, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma and dyslipidemia.

With that, the state’s cumulative Covid-19 death toll has increased to 861. — DayakDaily