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KUCHING, May 25: A 41-year-old man with no underlying health conditions was the sole brought-in-dead (BID) case out of six Covid-19 fatalities reported in Sarawak today, taking the State’s death toll to 261.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, revealed that Miri and Kuching recorded two fatalities each while Sibu and Sri Aman had one each.
The BID case is Sarawak’s 256th fatality. The man, Case 41,895, was sent to Miri Hospital by a medical team after the latter received a call from family members who discovered the unconscious man at home on May 21.
He was pronounced dead and his swab test returned positive for Covid-19 on the same day.
The 257th fatality, Case 33,222, was a 69-year-old man who was treated at Miri Hospital after experiencing diarrhea, vomiting and fever for two days. His swab test returned positive on May 4.
He was linked to the Jalan Limbang Cluster as he had close contact with a positive case while visiting a mosque.
He passed away on May 24. He had comorbidities of diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease.
Two fatalities reported at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), comprising a 79-year-old man who was treated following a symptomatic screening that returned positive on May 18, and an 81-year-old man who had received treatment for breathing difficulty.
The 79-year-old victim started showing symptoms of cough and fever in the past week while his health deteriorated. Subsequently, he passed away on May 24. He was comorbid with hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and a chronic kidney problem.
The 81-year-old started to experience breathing difficulty two days ago with his swab test returning positive on May 20. His health deteriorated and he passed away on May 24. He was comorbid with chronic obstructive lung disease and hypertension.
In Sibu Hospital, the State’s 260th fatality was Case 33,958, a 74-year-old man who had received treatment with his swab test returned positive on May 5. The case is linked to the Emperan Cluster.
The man started to vomit and lose appetite as his health condition deteriorated and subsequently passed away on May 24. He was comorbid with chronic obstructive lung disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Sarawak’s 261th fatality was Case 42,438, an 80-year-old woman who was treated at Sri Aman Hospital after she experienced symptoms of cough, breathing difficulty and loss of appetite for two days.
Her antigen test result returned positive on May 22 and she was referred to SGH for further treatment. Her swab test also confirmed her as positive for Covid-19 on May 23.
Her condition deteriorated and she passed away on May 25. She was comorbid with hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. — DayakDaily