Sarawak records highest single-day toll of 8 Covid-19 deaths


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KUCHING, May 21: Sarawak recorded its highest single-day death count from Covid-19 today after the virus claimed eight more lives, with one linked to the Jalan Selirik Cluster, bringing the total death toll in the State to 247.

According to the State Disaster Management Committee’s (SDMC) daily update report on Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, all of the fatalities involved senior citizens aged between 62 and 85-years-old with comorbidities.

The 240th fatality or Case 33,183 was a 73-year-old woman who had received treatment at Kapit Hospital after showing symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Her health continued to deteriorate.


The deceased’s rT-PCR test results on May 5 had returned positive and subsequently passed away on May 12. The case was comorbid with chronic obstructive lung disease, hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

The 241th fatality or Case 38,431 was a 75-year-old man who was referred to Kapit Hospital from a health clinic due to breathing difficulty. He also had a fever and loss of appetite for two days.

He was detected positive on May 14 but his health continued to deteriorate and subsequently passed away on May 18. The case was also comorbid with hypertension, diabetes, gout, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease.

A 72-year-old woman linked to Jalan Selirik Cluster was the 242th fatality or Case 32,732 who had received treatment at Kapit Hospital after experiencing body fatigue and loss of appetite for two days.

She tested positive on May 2 and as her condition deteriorated, she passed away on May 19. The case was also comorbid with hypertension and diabetes.

The 243th fatality was also from Kapit Hospital involving a 73-year-old woman or Case 36,785 who had received treatment following screening as close contact to a positive case on May 11.

Her condition deteriorated and she passed away on May 19. The victim was also comorbid with last stage chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes and gout.

A 62-year-old woman was the 244th fatality or Case 39,661 who was trested at Saratok Hospital following chest pain while breathing. It was found thst she had been coughing for the past five days.

Her swab test returned positive on May 17 and was then referred to Sarikei Hospital for treatment. However, her condition deteriorated and passed away on May 19. The victim was also comorbid with hypertension, diabetes, gout and heart disease.

The 245th fatality or Case 35,522 involved a 85-year-old woman who had received treatment in Sarikei Hospital after her swab test was positive on May 7. She had also suffered from coughing and vomiting for the past two days.

The health of the victim who had hypertension, dyslipidemia, gout and chronic kidney disease deteriorated and subsequently passed away on May 19.

An 80-year-old man who was referred to Kapit Hospital following a fever after dialysis was the 246th fatality. Case 39,391 had experienced fever, cough, sore throat and flu for three days.

He tested positive on May 17 but his condition deteriorated and subsequently passed away on May 20. The victim was also suffering from last stage chronic kidney disease, heart disease and has a history of stroke.

The 247th fatality or Case 29,249 involved a 73-year-old man who had received treatment in Sarikei Hospital after he tested positive on April 26.

The case had cough, chest pain while breathing and breathing difficulty. The victim who was also had comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive lung disease passed away on May 20. — DayakDaily