5-year-old state’s youngest Covid fatality

KUCHING: Sarawak has reported one of the state youngest deaths from Covid-19 today (Oct 9) –a five-year-old boy.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said that the victim from Miri division, who had comorbidity of obesity, passed away at the Miri Hospital on Oct 6.

He was among the 14 individuals who succumbed to Covid-19 where the fatalities were reported on Sept 30 and between Oct 3 and 8.

The death reported on Sept 30, involved a man aged 73 from Betong division who passed away at the Sarikei Hospital. The victim suffered from high blood pressure and heart disease.

Meanwhile, the death reported on Oct 3, involved a 64-year-old man from Bintulu division. The victim was classified as a brought-in-dead (BID) case whose body was brought to the Bintulu Hospital. He had diabetes and heart cancer.

As for the death reported on Oct 5, it involved a 79-year-old man from Sibu division who passed away at the Sibu Hospital. The victim had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The other three deaths reported on Oct 6, involved a 48-year-old man from Sri Aman division who passed away at Sri Aman Hospital. The victim was obese.

The other two deaths reported on the same day involved a 31-year-old female, who suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity; and a 76-year-old male, who had high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism and obesity. Both of them are from Bintulu division and were classified as BID cases whose bodies were brought to the Bintulu Hospital.

On Oct 7, six deaths were reported, of which the first death involved a female aged 48 from Sibu, and had passed away at the Sibu Hospital. The victim had heart disease.

The second death involved a man aged 57 from Sibu, and passed away at the Sibu Hospital. The victim had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, and inflammatory liver disease. The third death involved a woman aged 41 from Miri, who passed away at the Miri Hospital. The victim had no known history of sickness.

The fourth death involved a woman aged 42 from Sarikei, who died at. the Sarikei Hospital. The victim had high blood pressure and suffered from obesity.

The fifth death involved an 89-year-old woman who had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia and asthma; and the six death involved a 70-year-old man who had high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia and obesity. Both victims were from Kuching division and were BID cases and their bodies were brought to the Bau Hospital.

On Oct 8, one death was reported which involved a 74-year-old man from Kuching and he dies at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH). The victim had high blood pressure, gout, and kidney disease.

Meanwhile, SDMC informed that another locality, that is Rh Tommy, Ulu Empit in Pakan has been placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) effective Oct 9 to 18.

The committee also announced the end of the EMCO period imposed at 16 localities today.

These areas include Ba Puak Camp in Telang Usan; Rh. Entrie, Tanjung Bijat in Sri Aman; Rh. Asol, Tabau, Krian in Sarok; Rh. Galing, Lubok Nibong in Kabong; Rh. Beti, Mujau, Spak and Rh. Randi, Entanak in Betong; Rh. Tambi, Ng Dasu, Rh. Ali, Melepong, Rh. Enchangie, Ulu Pedanum, and Rh. Mandau, Sg Maram Ulu Buku in Pakan.

Five areas in Julau – Rh. Moses, Rantau Pitak Entabai; Rh. Fabian Unggang, Sungai Sapi, KM25 Jalan Julau-Entabai, Rh. Jeffery, Nanga Entabai; and Rh. Liba, Nanga Bua – will no longer be under EMCO.

While the EMCO period for two areas – Rh. Engkulau, Wong Besi Api in Julau, and Rh. Senaun, Ulu Binatang, Bintangor in Meradong – will end tomorrow (Oct 10).