Covid-19: Record 6 deaths for Sarawak, 615 cases

Bernama file photo showing a swab test being conducted.

KUCHING (Apr 26): Six Covid-19 fatalities were recorded in Sarawak today, the highest number of death cases in a single day to-date for the state along with 615 new positive cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

It said the latest figures brought the total death toll in the state to 162, and the cumulative total of positive cases to 28,529 cases.

“Bintulu topped the list with 106 cases followed by Sibu (90), Pakan (67), Kuching (55), Miri (52), Mukah (38), Kanowit (31), Lundu (25), Selangau (23), Saratok (19), Sarikei (16) and Kapit (14).

“Single-digit cases were recorded in Belaga (9), Meradong (9), Julau (8), Sri Aman (8), Sebauh (8), Bau (7), Song (4), Dalat (4), Tatau (4), Tanjung Manis (3), Bukit Mabong (3), Daro (2), Subis (2), Matu (2), Marudi (2), and Serian (2) while Samarahan and Beluru recorded one case each,” it said in a statement.

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Of the fatalities, the committee said the youngest to have succumbed to the deadly virus was a 33-year-old Sarawakian woman who was found unconscious at home by her family member.

“She was referred to Kapit Hospital for treatment but she died on April 21. Based on her health history as informed by her family members, the victim had symptoms of fever and cough for the past few days.

“An RT-PCR test was conducted and she was found positive for Covid-19 on April 21,” it said, adding that the case had a history of co-morbidities namely hypertension, diabetes and obesity.


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