80yo from Bintulu care centre among 6 Covid-19 fatalities; Sarawak’s death toll breaches 200

Covid-19 (File photo)

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 7: An 80-year-old elderly from a care centre in Bintulu was among the six Covid-19 fatalities reported today as Sarawak’s Covid-19 death toll breached the 200 mark.

State Disaster Managament Committee (SDMC), in its daily update report on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, disclosed that the cumulative number of fatalities from Covid-19 has increased to 201 since the pandemic in March, 2020.

The 196th fatality involved an 80-year-old elderly who had been suffering from phlegm cough and breathing difficulties for three days prior to his admission to the Bintulu Hospital where he was found positive for Covid-19 on April 26.

The deceased, who had comorbidity with hypertension and chronic lung diseases, was verified to have passed away on May 3.


The second Covid-19 death of the day involved a 75-year-old male who was linked to the Abak Bon Cluster through a close contact screening on April 14.

Also with comorbidity of hypertension, the victim died on May 6 after his condition deteriorated.

The 199th fatality involved a 60-year-old local female from Bintangor who also suffered coughs, fever and difficulty in breathing for three days before she visited a health clinic and subsequently admitted into Sarikei Hospital.

Similarly with comorbidity of hypertension, heart disease, dyslipidemia and asthma, her passing was confirmed on May 7.

Adding on, SDMC reported another three casualties from Covid-19 in Sibu with one was a 59-year-old while the other two were aged 77.
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Of the three, two recorded no comorbidity and fatality case number 197 was traced back to the Jalan Ding Lik Kwong Cluster. — DayakDaily