By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, May 18: Two men and one woman in Kapit who sought treatment for shortness of breath died from Covid-19.
According to a statement from Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), they had experienced Covid-19 symptoms including coughing and fever a few days prior to being admitted to Kapit Hospital.
“The 227th death which is case 35,299 involved a 64-year-old man who sought treatment at Kapit Hospital for shortness of breath.
“The case had a cough and fever four days prior to that.
“He tested positive for Covid-19 on May 7 and subsequently, his health condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead on May 15,” SDMC said.
A second victim, a 73-year-old man, also sought treatment at Kapit Hospital for shortness of breath.
He experienced coughing prior to being admitted to hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 on May 14. His health condition deteriorated and he passed away on May 16.
The third victim, a 73-year-old woman, was also admitted to Kapit Hospital for shortness of breath.
She had been coughing for two days prior to that and tested positive for Covid-19 on May 12. Her health weakened and she was pronounced dead on May 16.
All three victims had comorbidities.
They were among the five new Covid-19 fatalities reported in Sarawak today.
The other two deaths occurred in Sibu involving two women who were close contacts of positive cases and under quarantine. — DayakDaily