Half of Covid-19 fatalities reported between Sept 14 and 23 are brought-in-dead cases

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KUCHING, Sept 24: Brought-in-dead (BID) cases accounted for half of the 14 Covid-19 fatalities recorded in Sarawak between Sept 14 and 23.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that most of the victims had morbidities.

Of the seven BID cases aged between 43 and 86, five were recorded in Kuching, with one each in Serian and Sibu.


On Sept 14, one BID case was reported in Serian involving a 70-year-old woman with cancer.

On Sept 16, another BID case involving a 66-year-old man with asthma and chronic kidney disease was reported in Sibu and one fatality involving a 63-year-old with high blood, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

On Sept 19, three fatalities were reported including two BID cases in Kuching involving an 85-year-old man with high blood and dyslipidemia and a 57-year-old woman with a history of stroke.

The other fatality was reported in Sarikei Hospital involving a 70-year-old man with multimorbidities.

On Sept 21, two BID cases were discovered involving an 86-year-old man without any known medical conditions and a 74-year-old man with high blood and heart disease.

Five fatalities were reported on Sept 22 including one BID case in Kuching involving a 43-year-old man with high blood and diabetes.

Of the four other deaths, two were reported in Sri Aman Hospital and one each in Bau Hospital and Sibu Hospital.

On Sept 23, one Covid-19 death was reported in Bintulu Hospital involving a 70-year-old woman with multimorbidities. — DayakDaily