Covid-19: Two men, one woman in Kapit pass away after seeking treatment for shortness of breath

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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