State records 513 new cases, four deaths

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KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 513 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths on Sunday (May 30).

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said these brought the cumulative total number of cases to 46,675 and the death toll to 284 persons.

“The districts that recorded cases today are Kuching district with 117 cases, Miri (109), Sibu (47), Bintulu (44), Sri Aman (33), Subis (23), Kapit (21), Mukah (19), Selangau (15), Sarikei (15), Tatau (11), Kanowit (nine), Samarahan (nine), Serian (eight), Simunjan (four), Belaga (four), Julau (three), Beluru (three), Lubok Antu (three), Asajaya (three), Meradong (three), Bau (two), Betong (two), one each in Kabong, Lawas, Saratok, Lundu, Song and Pakan.”

“During screening, 33 persons out of the 513 new cases showed signs and symptoms of Covid-19 infection,” it said.

The committee said the 281st death involved a 72-year-old local man who was hospitalised at the Bintulu Hospital for two days due to fever, cough and flu. His RTK Antigen test result was positive on May 21 while his RT-PCR test on May 26 was   positive.

“The man’s health condition deteriorated and he died on May 26. He had high blood pressure, diabetes, gout and chronic lung disease (COPD),” it added. 

The SDMC said the 282nd death was that of an 82-year-old woman who was transferred to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) after a family member found her unconscious at home.

The woman also had fever and cough symptoms for a week and she tested positive for Covid-19 on May 26.

“Her health condition deteriorated and she died on May 27. The woman had hypertension and was categorised as Brought-In Dead.”

The SDMC added the 283rd death was that of a 74-year-old local man who was examined at the Sibu Hospital for coughing and physical tiredness. His RTK Antigen test result was positive on May 5.

“On May 6, an RTPCR test was performed and he tested positive for Covid-19. The man’s health worsened and he died on May 28. The case had high blood pressure and colon cancer.”

Meanwhile, the committee said the 284th death involved a 69-year-old man who was admitted to the SGH for coughing symptoms. On April 28, a screening RT-PCR test was performed and he tested positive for Covid-19.

“The man’s health condition deteriorated and he died on May 28. He had chronic lung disease (COPD).”

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