Sarawak records 22 Covid-19 deaths including 9 BID cases with 5 in Sarikei

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KUCHING, Oct 26: Sarawak confirmed 22 Covid-19 deaths which occurred between Oct 7 and 25 including nine brought-in-dead (BID) cases out of which five were reported in Sarikei.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak today, reported that of the five BID cases in Sarikei, two of the deceased—a 34-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman—who passed away on Oct 18 and 19 respectively had no underlying health conditions.

The remaining three deceased who had morbidities comprised a 36-year-old woman, a 66-year-old man and a 47-year-old man who passed away on Oct 7, 14 and 21 respectively.


Four other BID cases were reported included one on Oct 17 involving a 48-year-old woman from Samarahan whose body was transferred to Simunjan Hospital;on Oct 21 involving a 73-year-old woman from Sri Aman whose body was transferred to Sri Aman Hospital; on Oct 24 involving a 74-year-old man from Samarahan whose body was moved to Sarawak Heart Centre; and on Oct 25 involving a 67-year-old man from Limbang whose body was moved to the Limbang Hospital.

All the victims had some form of morbidities.

As for 13 other deaths due to Covid-19, two cases were reported in Sibu Hospital on Oct 17 with both deceased women in their 60s.

Four cases were reported on Oct 22 with three in Miri Hospital and one in Limbang Hospital. The deceased were aged between 70 and 86.

Five cases were reported on Oct 24 with three in Miri Hospital and one each in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and Kapit Hospital. The deceased were aged between 38 and 76.

Two cases were reported on Oct 25 in Limbang involving a 77-year-old man and in SGH involving an 84-year-old woman.

Most of the deceased had multiple morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease and asthma. — DayakDaily