Covid-19: S’wak records two deaths, 217 new cases with Bintulu on top

A Covid-19 active case detection operation in Sibujaya recently.

KUCHING (April 2): Sarawak today recorded two deaths from Covid-19 and 217 new positive cases, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

This brought the death toll to 112, and the cumulative total of positive cases to 16,845 cases.

The 111th death involved a 51-year-old man who was referred to the emergency unit of Bintulu Hospital because he suffered shortness of breath.

“The result of his rT-PCR test was positive on April 1. The health condition of the case deteriorated and he died on the same day. He had comorbidities of end-stage kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and liver disease,” SDMC said in a statement.

The latest death was a woman, age 79, who had been admitted to a quarantine centre. Her Covid-19 rt-PCR test from a close contact screening returned positive on March 8 and she was admitted at the Sibu Hospital.

However, her condition deteriorated and she died today. The deceased had comorbidities of high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

As for the new cases, Bintulu had the most cases at 74, Sibu (46), Miri (30), Kuching (28), Julau (10), Meradong (5), Samarahan (5), Mukah (3), Saratok (3), Serian (2), Beluru (2), Kanowit (2), Marudi (2), Matu (2), Betong (1), Sarikei (1) and Lubok Antu (1).


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