Sarawak records four deaths, 600 new cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded four Covid-19 deaths and 600 new positive cases on Sunday (June 6).

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said with these, the death toll now stood at 322 while the total number of cases was 51,171 cases.

All four deaths involved people with a history of comorbidities.

“The 319th death was of a 62-year-old local man who was treated at the Kanowit Hospital for breathing difficulties. He began experiencing symptoms of fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy a week ago and was confirmed positive on May 21.

“The man died on June 5. He was from the Ranan River cluster,” said SDMC in its daily Covid-19 update on Sunday.

It said the 320th death involved a 72-year-old local man who was referred to the Sibu Hospital for breathing difficulties. He was found to be unresponsive while at the quarantine centre.

“Swab tests on May 25 were positive for Covid-19. His health condition deteriorated and he died on June 5.”

The 321st death was of a 72-year-old local woman who was treated at the Sarikei Hospital for breathing difficulties, said SDMC, adding that she had experienced symptoms of fever, cough and breathing difficulties.

“She was confirmed positive on May 16 and died on June 5,” it added.

Meanwhile, the committee said the 322nd death involved a 61-year-old local man who was treated at the Miri Hospital for breathing difficulties.

“He started experiencing symptoms of cough, cold and   breathing difficulties four days ago and was confirmed positive on June 5. His health condition deteriorated and he died on the same day,” it said.

Of the 600 new cases detected, SDMC said 321 or 53.50 percent of them were detected in Kuching, Sibu and Bintulu districts.

“The districts that recorded cases today were Kuching District (113), Sibu (107), Bintulu (101), Miri (72), Sri Aman (39), Kapit (26), Tatau (26), Pakan (19), Samarahan (15), Sebauh (12), Subis (11), Betong (11), Serian (nine), Meradong (nine), Bau (eight), Bukit Mabong (four), Asajaya (four), Mukah (four), Julau (two), Pusa (two), Lawas (two), Daro (one), Kanowit (one), Sarikei (one) and Marudi (one). This brings the total number of cases to 51,171.

“Of the 600 new cases reported, 51 people had shown signs and experienced symptoms of Covid-19 infection during screening,” it explained.