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Covid-19: Sarawak records 22 deaths from June 12 to Oct 5

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SDMC said Sarawak logged another 22 deaths from Covid-19 today of which the cases had occurred between June 12 and Oct 5 ― Malay Mail photo

KUCHING (Oct 6): Sarawak logged another 22 deaths from Covid-19 today of which the cases had occurred between June 12 and Oct 5, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

It said in its Covid-19 daily update that out of the new fatalities recorded, seven were brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

The state’s death toll now stands at 942.

One of the BID cases involved a person with disabilities (OKU).

The victim was a 70-year-old woman from Sri Aman whose body was brought to Sri Aman Hospital on Oct 2. She also had hypertension and dyslipidemia.

Three BID cases have also been recorded on the same day, where two were from Kapit.

SDMC said one of them was a 67-year-old woman with hypertension and chronic kidney disease, and the other was a 50-year-old man with hypertension and dyslipidemia.

“Their bodies were brought to Kapit Hospital,” the committee said.

SDMC said the other victim was a 61-year-old woman from Sri Aman with diabetes, and her body was brought to Sri Aman Hospital.

Another BID case was recorded on June 12, involving a 38-year-old man from Bintulu whose body was brought to Bintulu Hospital, while another involved a 57-year-old man from Kuching whose body was brought to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH). Both victims had no known medical history.

The seventh BID case involved a 75-year-old man from Kapit who had a history of hypertension and dyslipidemia. His body was brought to Kapit Hospital.

On the other deaths, SDMC said Oct 4 recorded the most number of deaths with three in Bintulu, two each in Miri and Kuching, and one each in Kanowit and Sarikei.

The cases in Bintulu involved a woman aged 55, who had hypertension and obesity; a 76-year-old man with hypertension and dyslipidemia; and a 65-year-old man with no known medical history.

They all died at Bintulu Hospital, SDMC said.

At the Miri Hospital, two deaths involving a 73-year-old woman with no medical history, and a 91-year-old man who needed assistance in his daily activities were recorded, while the SGH recorded two deaths involving an 84-year-old man from Samarahan who had hypertension, and a 64-year-old man from Betong who had hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

The two other deaths on the same day were an 88-year-old man from Sibu with no known medical history and had died at Kanowit Hospital, and a 68-year-old woman from Sarikei with hypertension and had died at Sarikei Hospital.

On Oct 3, five deaths were recorded, of which two were at SGH.

The victims were both male and aged 83 and 63 respectively. The older victim had hypertension, diabetes and heart disease while the latter had hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

The other deaths involved a 77-year-old woman from Serian with hypertension who died at Serian Hospital; a 70-year-old man from Sibu with diabetes who died at Sibu Hospital; and an 81-year-old woman from Sibu with hypertension and diabetes who died at Sibu Hospital.

The latest death case was recorded yesterday (Oct 5) involving a 68-year-old woman from Kuching with hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. She died at SGH.