Sarawak records 21 fatalities

KUCHING: Sarawak on Thursday (Oct 21) recorded 21 Covid-19 deaths including two brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update statement disclosed that the death occurred on Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 15, Oct 17, Oct 18, Oct 19, and Oct 20.

“On Oct 4, one Covid-19 death was recorded in Betong involving a 56-year-old man who passed away at Saratok Hospital. He had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

“On Oct 11, one Covid-19 death was also recorded in Betong involving a 68-year-old man who was BID to Saratok Hospital. He had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes,” it said in a statement today.

Another BID case was recorded on Oct 15 involving a 45-year-old man who was brought to Bintulu Hospital, he had no history of comorbidities.

“There were two deaths reported on Oct 17 whereby one of the victims was a 75-year-old woman who passed away in Miri Hospital while the other was a 72-year-old woman who passed away at Saratok Hospital.

“Five deaths were reported on Oct 18 involving 38-year-old man, 72-year-old man and 60-year-old woman in Miri Hospital, an 80-year-old man in Saratok Hospital and a 79-year-old man in Bintulu Hospital,” it said.

The committee added that a total of 9 deaths were recorded on Oct 19 involving six women and three men while two deaths involving a man and a woman were reported on Oct 20.