40-year-old lecturer from Kota Samarahan latest Covid-19 fatality in Sarawak

KUCHING: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) has claimed another life in Sarawak today, said Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

He said the victim was a 40-year-old lecturer from Kota Samarahan.

The latest case marked the eighth Covid-19 fatality in the state.

Dr Sim said the last two deaths, which were reported yesterday, involving a 47-year-old male in Kuching and a 41-year-old female in Miri, were still being investigated.

On the number of positive Covid-19 cases, he said the state recorded 21 new positive cases today with 20 admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and one at Sibu Hospital.

“These have brought the total number of positive cases to 156,” he told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here.

He said the state also recorded 46 new Patient-Under-Investigation (PUI) cases.

“Since yesterday, 93 patients are still in our various hospitals. We have nine in the Intensive care units of which eight are in Sarawak General Hospital and one in Sibu Hospital.

“To date, we have discharged 14 patients. Nine are from SGH, four from Sibu Hospital and one from Miri Hospital,” he said.

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