Two new deaths take total to 190

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded two new deaths due to Covid-19 infection today (May 5), taking the state’s toll to 190.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said the 189th death was Case 25,848, a local woman aged 48 years who was admitted to Sarikei Hospital as she was experiencing fever and had difficulty breathing.

“A reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rT-PCR) test was carried out and found positive on Apr 21,” they said in a statement today.

They said the case’s condition deteriorated and she passed away on May 4, adding that the case had comorbidities of high blood pressure, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.

The case was linked to the Ulu Strass Cluster.

On the 190th death, the committee said this was Case 28,766, a Malaysian man (a Malaysian born overseas) aged 58 years who had been referred to Miri Hospital from a private hospital in Miri, Columbia Asia Hospital.

They said the result of an Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK-Antigen) carried out was positive on Apr 26.

“The case was found to have experienced symptoms of cough and difficulty breathing. A swab sample for an RT-PCR test taken on Apr 27 was found to be positive for Covid-19,” said SDMC.

They said the case’s health condition deteriorated and he passed away on May 5.

“The case had comorbidities of diabetes and high blood pressure,” they said.