Covid-19: 105 new cases in Sarawak, 1 death recorded in Sibu

Sarawak recorded 105 new Covid-19 cases along with one new death today, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). – Bernama file photo

KUCHING (Feb 1): Sarawak recorded 105 new Covid-19 cases along with one new death today, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

In its daily update statement, SDMC said the death, which occurred in Sibu, brought the state’s total number of fatalities to 39.

SDMC said the latest fatality involved a 77-year-old Sarawakian man from Sibu. The case was screened on Jan 22 after he was experiencing a fever.

The case was found to be positive for Covid-19 after undergoing a rT-PCR test and he was admitted to Sibu Hospital for further treatment. His health condition worsened and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) on Jan 29.

The case had showed no progress to the treatment given and was confirmed dead at 8:01am on Jan 31. The case had a history of comorbidity such as stage four chronic lung issue, high blood pressure and gout.

Meanwhile, SDMC said out of the105 positive cases recorded in the state today, 20 were recorded in Miri, followed by Bintulu (19), Lundu (14), Sibu (13) Kapit (11), Meradong (8), Song (6), Bau (2), Kanowit (2), Serian (2), Kuching (1), Samarahan (1), Matu (1), Julau (1), Pakan (1), Dalat (1), Beluru (1) and Subis (1 ).

This brings the total number of positive Covid-19 cases in the state to 4,555 cases.

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