6 deaths in Sarawak due to Covid-19 today, 3 from Sibu


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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 8: Three of six of Sarawak’s Covid-19 fatalities today are from Sibu, while the other half were each reported in Bintulu, Kapit and Saratok.

According to reports from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, all six had medical histories of comorbidities and were aged between 57 and 90-years-old.

The three death cases in Sibu were 57, 70 and 87-years-old when they passed away on May 5, May 8 and May 6 respectively.

They were all admitted to Sibu Hospital after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, breathing difficulties, coughs, diarrhoea, lack of appetite and fatigue.

The one in Kapit, also known as fatality case number 203, involved a 59-year-old who was brought in dead after he was discovered unconscious by his family members at home.

Results later showed that he had been infected with Covid-19 on the same day he was confirmed dead on May 5.

Meanwhile, the death in Bintulu was a 70-year-old who experienced coughing and pain in his abdomen two days before he was admitted to Bintulu Hospital.

Investigations later found him to be related to the Sungai Selitut Cluster.

Today’s oldest Covid-19 victim was a 90-year-old man who was brought to the Saratok Hospital for emergency treatment after he was found to be unresponsive at home.

Similarly experiencing Covid-19 symptoms prior to his admission, he passed away on May 7.

With that, SDMC said the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 207. — DayakDaily