Two new deaths related to Covid-19 in Sibu

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded two new Covid-19 deaths today, bringing the death tally to 76 or 0.92 percent from the total cases recorded.

In a statement, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Case 5,850 was a 41-year-old local man receiving treatment at Sibu Hospital.

“The victim’s from Sibu, he was symptomatic with fever and cough for a few days before receiving early treatment and went for screening.

“An rT-PCR test was done at Sibu Hospital and he was found positive on Feb 8. His health worsened and he was pronounced dead on Monday.”

The 76th death was a 74-year-old local man, also receiving treatment at Sibu Hospital after his rT-PCR test was positive.

“Case 6,668 did not experience any symptoms or signs of Covid-19 before this. His health worsened and he was pronounced dead today.

“The victim had Parkinson’s and he was from Sibu, related to the Geronggang Cluster.”

SDMC added that 133 new cases were recorded in the state.

“Of the total, thirty-six were recorded in Meradong, Sibu (28), Betong (17), Samarahan (13), Kuching (12), Bintulu (eight), Julau (six), Subis (six), Miri (three), Saratok (one), Kanowit (one), Beluru (one) dan Dalat (one).”

SDMC also revealed that 214 new cases had recovered and discharged.

“149 cases were discharged from Sibu Hospital, low-risk quarantine centres (PKRC) under Kapit Hospital (34), Sarawak General Hospital (15), Miri Hospital (eight), Sarikei Hospital (five), Bintulu Hospital (2) and PKRC under Sri Aman Hospital (one).

“This brings the total number of cases that have recovered or allowed to be discharged to 6,099 or 73.51 percent.”