Two more deaths up toll to 28

File photo: Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded two new Covid-19 fatalities today (Jan 24) — both in Sibu, bringing the total number of deaths to 28 cases.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the first victim was Case 2,963 involving a 53-year-old local woman who was referred to Sibu Hospital on Jan 20.

“She experienced breathing difficulty and then a tube was inserted for respiratory assistance.

“She was pronounced dead at 11.47pm on Jan 20,” it said in a statement.

The deceased’s rT-PCR test conducted on Jan 21 came back positive.

The case, linked to Pasai Cluster, also had other comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney failure.

Meanwhile, the second fatality was Case 2,675 involving a 91-year-old local man who was admitted to Sibu Hospital on Jan 16.

“He was admitted to the hospital from a care centre because he experienced symptoms of fever and cough starting Jan 15. The rT-PCR test conducted on Jan 18 came back positive for the virus on Jan 21.

“His health condition began to decline and he required respiratory assistance. The case was confirmed dead at 4.31am on Jan 23,” it added.

The case, which was linked to Pasai Cluster, also had comorbidities such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

SDMC extended heartfelt condolences to the family members of the victims.