Four new fatalities; death toll climbs to 124

KUCHING: Sarawak today recorded four Covid-19 fatalities comprising three from Sibu and one from Kapit, bringing the death toll to 124.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the victim in Kapit was Case 18,837 involving a 48-year-old local man who was admitted to Kapit Hospital after experiencing cough and having breathing difficulty.

“His rT-PCR test came back positive on April 5 and he was pronounced dead on the same day.

“The deceased had high blood pressure, gout, dyslipidemia and stroke comorbidities,” the committee said in a daily Covid-19 statement today.

The second fatality was Case 16,341 involving an 83 year-old local woman who was admitted to Sibu Hospital after experiencing cough and had breathing difficulty.

 “She was tested positive for the virus on March 30 and passed away on April 9. She had high blood pressure, gout, dyslipidemia and breast cancer comorbidities,” it added.

The third fatality was Case 17,092, namely a local 72-year-old woman who was referred to Sibu Hospital after experiencing fever and cough as well as in need of respiratory assistance.

She was said to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis comorbidities and was  tested positive for Covid-19 on April 2. Her health deteriorated since then. She was pronounced dead on April 9.

The last case was Case 12,019.  A local 72-year-old man, the subject was referred to Sibu Hospital after experiencing fever and cough as well as in need of respiratory assistance.

Also having high blood pressure and dyslipidemia  comorbidities, the victim was tested positive for Covid-19 on March 12 and his health deteriorated since then. He was pronounced dead on April 9.

The last case was said to be linked to Rajang Cluster.