Covid-19: 4 deaths, 296 new cases recorded in Sarawak today

A medical personnel conducts a swab test on a person during mass testing in this Bernama File Photo

KUCHING (Apr 10): Sarawak today recorded four deaths from Covid-19 and 296 new positive cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement.

This brought the death toll to 124, and the cumulative total of positive cases to 19,558 cases.

The 121st death involves a 48-year-old Sarawakian man who was referred to Kapit Hospital for symptoms of fever and cough as well as needing respiratory assistance.

A rT-PCR test was performed and he was detected positive for Covid-19 on April 5. His condition deteriorated and he was confirmed dead on April 5. The case had comorbidities of hypertension, gout, dyslipidaemia and stroke.

The 122nd death involves a Sarawakian woman, 83, who was admitted to Sibu Hospital.

This patient experienced cough symptoms as well as difficulty breathing, and was detected positive for Covid-19 through the rT-PCR test made on March 30. Her condition deteriorated and she was confirmed dead on April 9. the case had comorbidities of high blood pressure, gout, dyslipidaemia and breast cancer.

The 123rd death involves a 72-year-old Sarawakian woman who was referred to Sibu Hospital for suffering from symptoms of fever and cough as well as needing respiratory assistance.

An rT-PCR test was performed and she was detected positive for Covid-19 on April 2. Her condition deteriorated and she was confirmed dead on April 9. She had comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

The 124th death involves a 72-year-old Sarawakian man from the Rajang Cluster. He was referred to Sibu Hospital for symptoms of fever and cough as well as needing respiratory assistance.

An rT-PCR test was performed and he was found positive on March 12. His condition deteriorated and he was confirmed dead on April 9. He had comorbidities of hypertension, and dyslipidaemia.

As for the new cases for the day, SDMC said they were recorded in Bintulu District (101), Kuching (41), Miri (35), Sibu (32), Matu (26), Subis (9), Serian (8), Kanowit (7), Sarikei (7), Samarahan (7), Julau (6), Meradong (5), Marudi (3), Tebedu (2), Bau (2), Kapit (2), Beluru (1), Saratok (1), and Sebauh (1).

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