State records highest daily fatalities with 20 cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 20 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday (Sept 19), the highest recorded by the state within 24 hours.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the latest fatalities pushed the death toll to 689 cases to date.

Twelve of the dead were male and the other eight were female patients. There were three brought-in-dead (BID) cases comprising two from Serian and the other from Sri Aman.

Sibu district accounted for four of the latest deaths, Serian district — three cases while Miri, Lubok Antu and Sri Aman reported two deaths respectively.

The other seven deaths were reported in Bau, Selangau, Kuching, Matu, Beluru, Bintulu and Kanowit.

Most of the dead were senior citizens with comorbid of high blood pressure, gout, chronic kidney disease, heart disease or chronic liver disease.