Covid-19: Sarawak see two fatalities, 83 new cases


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KUCHING, Feb 12: Sarawak recorded two cases of Covid-19 deaths today, with 83 new positive cases reported.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) latest statement today, the two fatalities were reported in Sibu and Bintulu, bringing the total cumulative of death cases due to Covid-19 in the state to 58 cases.

“The first death, which is the 57th death case, is case number 5,269, involving a 66-year- old local woman who was admitted to Sibu Hospital for breathing difficulties and a rT-PCR test conducted on Feb 4, 2021, found that the victim was positive for Covid-19. Her health condition deteriorated and was pronounced dead on Feb 11, 2021 and the case also had a co-morbid diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and Dyslipidemia.

“The second death, the 58th fatality case, which is case number 5,978, also involved a local 79-year-old woman, who was admitted into Bintulu Hospital, for breathing difficulties, and was found positive for Covid-19 following a rT-PCR test that was conducted on Feb 9, 2021, where the victim health condition continued to deteriorate and was pronounced dead on Feb 12, 2021, where the victim also suffer from co-morbid disease, high blood pressure and diabetes,” it said.

SDMC noted Sibu contributed the highest number of cases today with 44 cases, followed by Miri (nine), Bintulu (seven), Beluru (five), Kapit (five), Selangau (five), Julau (four), Samarahan (two) and one each for Lundu and Meradong.

“This brings the total cumulative number of positive Covid-19 cases in the state to 6,273 cases,” the statement read.

For Sibu cases, 28 of the cases were derived from active case detection (ACD) to a positive Covid-19 patient, five from voluntary screening test, five from symptomatic screening test, four involving the Pasai Cluster, one involving medical personnel and one from an individual returning from high risk area (Sabah) which is classified as Import B case.

In Miri, three cases were recorded from ACD to Covid-19 patients, followed by three cases from screening test, two from symptomatic screening test, and one from an individual returning from a high risk area (Johor) and was classified as Import B case.

In Bintulu, four cases were recorded from ACD, followed by another three cases involving Jun Heng Cluster. For Kapit cases, three were detected from a voluntary screening test, one from symptomatic screening test, and one from ACD.

In Beluru, all five cases reported involved cases from the Seruas Cluster, while for Selangau, the five cases reported are from ACD.

In Julau, two cases involved the Nanga Lijan Cluster, and two other cases are from ACD of Covid-19 patients.

In Simunjan, the two cases reported involved symptomatic screening tests conducted in a health centre in Samarahan.

For Lundu, the only (one) case reported involved the Pasai Cluster, while one case involving Bintang Daily was reported in Meradong. — DayakDaily