Covid-19: Sarawak’s daily death toll reaches highest on record at 9, 32yo man among 2 BID cases

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, May 27: Sarawak’s daily death toll at nine today is the highest on record since the pandemic started, including a 32-year-old man among two brought-in-dead (BID) cases and a 91-year-old without comorbidity being the oldest victim so far.

This thus takes the State’s cumulative number of Covid-19-linked fatalities to 272.


State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas revealed that of the nine deaths, five were reported in Sibu, two in Miri and one each in Bintulu and Kapit.

The 32-year-old victim or Case 43,109 was found unconscious by family members at home before being rushed to the Miri Hospital.

Emergency aid was given by the medical team but they failed to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead on May 24.

The case who was comorbid with bronchial asthma had complained of difficulty breathing before he collapsed. His rT-PCR test result returned positive on May 24.

The other BID case involved a 72-year-old man who was also found unconscious at home in Sibu by family members and was pronounced dead on May 23 by paramedics from Sibu Hospital.

The victim or Case 42,805 had experienced difficulty in breathing a day before he collapsed. His swab test returned positive on May 23. He was comorbid with diabetes and hypertension.

The 91-year-old man or Case 37,556 who had no health complications but required assistance with daily living had received treatment in Sibu Hospital after his test results returned positive from close contact screening to a positive case.

He was asymptomatic but his health condition deteriorated. He subsequently passed away on May 25.

The 264th fatality or Case 38,052 involved a 45-year-old man who had received treatment in Bintulu Hospital after experiencing breathing difficulty. The man had displayed symptoms of cough, diarrhea and loss of appetite for a week.

His swab test returned positive on May 15 and his health condition deteriorated. He subsequently passed away on May 22. He was comorbid with hypertension and diabetes.

The 267th fatality or Case 34,134 involved a 72-year-old man who had received treatment in Sibu Hospital after experiencing breathing difficulty. He started to show symptoms of cough, fever, vomiting and loss of appetite two days ago.

His swab test returned positive on May 8 but his health condition deteriorated. He passed away on May 24. The victim was comorbid with diabetes, hypertension, gout and heart disease.

The 268th fatality or Case 43,654 involved a 62-year-old woman who had received treatment in Miri Hospital also for breathing difficulty. She had experienced breathing difficulty for the past week.

Her swab test returned positive on May 25 and her condition deteriorated. She passed away on May 25. The victim was comorbid with heart disease.

The 269th fatality or Case 39,392 involved a 66-year-old man who had received treatment at Kapit Hospital for breathing difficulty. His swab test returned negative on May 18 and he was referred to Sibu Hospital for further treatment.

But his condition deteriorated and he died on May 25. The deceased was comorbid with heart disease and dyslipidemia.

The 270th fatality or Case 42,774 was a 81-year-old woman who had received treatment at Sibu Hospital after experiencing breathing difficulty in the past two days.

Her swab test result returned positive on May 22 but her condition deteriorated and she passed away on April 25. The victim was comorbid with hypertension, dyslipidemia, chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive lung disease.

The 272nd fatality or Case 38,359 involved a 61-year-old woman who was referred to Sibu Hospital from a health clinic after experiencing fatigue. She also had symptoms of cough, vomiting, breathing difficulty and headache the past two days.

Her swab test result returned positive on May 15 but her condition deteriorated. She passed away today. She was comorbid with hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity. — DayakDaily