Disabled woman from Song is 37th Covid-19 fatality in state

An infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at January 30. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Jan 30: A 41-year-old disabled woman from Song has become the 37th case of death due to Covid-19 in Sarawak.

According to a media statement from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today, the woman was brought to seek treatment at Kapit Hospital after being referred by health clinic on an emergency on January 23 due to shortness of breath.

The committee noted the was tested positive for Covid-19 and passed away on January 23.

It disclosed that the woman was a disabled person (OKU) with comorbidity, hypertension, asthma and obesity.

With a new death case due to Covid-19, the committee noted that the death toll due to coronavirus in Sarawak has increased to 37 person.

It was the tenth consecutive days Sarawak has reported fatalities due to Covid-19.

At the same time, there were 191 new cases of Covid-19 reported.

The new cases were derived from Sibu (81), Kanowit (38), Bintulu (16), Matu (12), Song (8), Kapit (7), Sarikei (5) Samarahan (5), Miri (4), Bukit Mabong (4), Kuching (2), Beluru (2), Dalat (2), Bau (1), Daro (1), Belaga (1) , Selangau (1) and Meradong (1).

As Matu and Daro were new districts to be infected with Covid-19, the areas have turned into yellow zones of Covid-19 from green zones.

Meanwhile, out of the 81 new cases in Sibu, 54 cases were from the Pasai Cluster.

Other districts which found to be infected with close contacts of the Pasai Cluster include Kanowit (31), Bukit Mabong (4), Song (3), Beluru (2), Sarikei (1), Dalat (1), and Belaga (1).

There were a total of 97 new cases from the Pasai Cluster reported today.

In the meantime, the Mador Cluster in Meradong has ended after no new cases of Covid-19 emerged in the past fortnight.

There were a total of 10 active clusters of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

They are the Tabong Cluster, Indah Riang Cluster, Bedayan Cluster, Rakut Cluster, Bukit Sekubong Cluster, Jelita Cluster, Pasai Cluster, Keranji Tabuan Cluster, Stutong Cluster and Bah Sayap Cluster.

Other than Pasai Cluster, Rakut Cluster and the Tabong Cluster, there were no new cases emerged from another cluster of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

There were also 177 Covid-19 patients who recovered and were allowed to be discharged from the hospitals.

In spite of that, there were still 1,755 patients who were being treated for coronavirus at isolation ward and the Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centre (PKRC) in Sarawak.

There were also 315 new cases of Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) reported and 73 PUI cases were awaiting laboratory test results for their Covid-19 swab test. —DayakDaily

An infographic showing the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak as at January 30. Source: Sarawak Disaster Information.