61-year-old BID case in Sibu among 5 deaths due to Covid-19 in Sarawak today


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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, April 30: The latest brought-in-dead (BID) case is a 61-year-old man from Sibu who is among the five Covid-19 death cases announced by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today.

According to SDMC, the man was found lifeless at home and was sent to Sibu Hospital. He suffered from a fever, sore throat and cough a week earlier and was confirmed dead on April 27. A rt-PCR test conducted the following day after his passing returned positive results for Covid-19.


The deceased suffered comorbidities of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

There was another death due to Covid-19 in Sibu involving a woman aged 84. She was found unresponsive and was admitted to the emergency department of Sibu Hospital.

Classified as Covid-19 death case 175, the woman who suffered comorbidities of high blood pressure and dyslipidemia displayed symptoms of fever, cough and poor appetite two days before her death. She tested positive for the virus on April 27 and was pronounced dead on April 28.

Covid-19 death case 176 is a 69-year-old man from Miri who was admitted to Miri Hospital as a result of symptomatic screening. He tested positive for Covid-19 on April 5.

The deceased had suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, gout and chronic kidney disease and also experienced symptoms of fever and cough three days before his passing. His condition deteriorated fast and he was confirmed dead on April 29.

The fourth and the fifth Covid-19 death announced by SDMC today involved two women with comorbidities from Sarikei.

Covid-19 death case 177 is a woman of 69 years old who was admitted to Sarikei Hospital due to screening. Suffering from co-morbidity of high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease, she was tested positive on April 10, 2021 and was experiencing symptoms of fever and cough a few days earlier. Following deterioration of her heath, she was confirmed dead on April 29.

The other Covid-19 death case in Sarikei was a woman, aged 32, who was referred to Sarikei Hospital due to fever, cough and lack of sense of smell. She tested positive for the novel coronavirus on April 28 and was confirmed dead on April 30.

The woman suffered comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity when she was alive. — DayakDaily