Filipino man found unconscious at home, Sebauh clinic verifies death from Covid-19 after four days

Uggah (file photo. Courtesy of UKAS)

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 9: A 43-year-old Filipino man who was found unconscious at home by his friend and then sent to the Sebauh health clinic was one out of the three Covid-19 death cases today.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the death of the victim was verified on March 27 but his Covid-19 test result only came back positive on March 31.

He also noted that the man, who was Covid-19 fatality case number 119, had no history of comorbidities.

Fatality Case 118 involving a 68-year-old Sarawakian female in Bintulu, he added, was also found to be unconscious at home by her family members before she was brought to the hospital.

“The victim was confirmed to have passed away on April 5. Her rT-PCR (rapid test polymerase chain reaction) test was positive on April 7, and she had comorbidities of hypertension and dyslipidemia,” he said during a press conference on Covid-19 update here today.

Moving on to Case 120, Uggah said it was a 42-year-old Sarawakian male who was admitted to Sibu Hospital after suffering from breathing difficulties, coughs and fever.

He said the victim’s swab test was detected positive on April 2 before his condition deteriorated and passed away on April 8.

The 120th fatality case in Sarawak also had histories of comorbidities such as hypertension and diabetes.

With the three new death cases today, the cumulative number of fatality cases from Covid-19 now stands at 120. — DayakDaily