UCHING: Sarawak recorded five new deaths today (June 2) involving Covid-19 infection, bringing the state’s death toll to 305.
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the 301st death was Case 47,491ß, involving a local 83-year-old woman who was found unconscious at home by family members.
“The medical team which arrived at the case’s house confirmed that the case no longer showed signs of life and was declared to have passed away on May 30,” the committee said in a statement.
The case was brought to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for further investigation by a forensic team. A reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rT-PCR) test was done and it returned positive on May 31.
“The case did not have comorbidities. This death has been categorised as Brought-in Dead (BID),” said SDMC.
They said the 302nd death was Case 37,238, a local man aged 69 years, who had received treatment at Kapit Hospital as he had symptoms of cough and breathing difficulties.
“The results of rT-PCR testing were positive for Covid-19 on May 13. The case’s health condition deteriorated and he passed away on May 31. This case had comorbidities of high blood pressure and diabetes,” the committee said.
SDMC said the 303rd death was Case 39,461, a local woman aged 66 years who was admitted to Miri Hospital as she was experiencing cough and difficulty breathing for a week.
“An rT-PCR test was done and it was positive for Covid-19 on May 18. The case’s health condition declined and she passed away on May 31. The case had high blood pressure.”
As for the 304th death reported, this was Case 46,918, involving a local 64-year-old man who was admitted to Miri Hospital after he experienced cough and breathing difficulties for two days.
“An rT-PCR test was done and it returned positive on May 30. The case’s health condition deteriorated and he passed away on June 1,” SDMC said, adding that this case had comorbidities of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and end-stage kidney disease.
With regard to the 305th death, the committee said this was Case 43,766, a local woman aged 75 years who was admitted to SGH as she was experiencing fever and breathing difficulties.
An rT-PCR test was conducted and it was positive on May 25. The case’s health declined before she passed away on June 2.
“The case had comorbidities of high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity,” said SDMC.