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Covid-19: 4-mth-old boy becomes youngest fatality in Sarawak

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The 4-month old boy was a brought-in-dead (BID) case on Nov 17, recorded in Bintulu, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) revealed in today’s update on the pandemic. — Malay Mail photo

KUCHING (Nov 25): A four-month-old infant was among the six Covid-19 deaths recorded in Sarawak between Nov 17-22, making him the youngest death case in the state to date.

The infant was a brought-in-dead (BID) case on Nov 17, recorded in Bintulu, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) revealed in today’s update on the pandemic.

The previous youngest Covid-19 fatality recorded in the state was a 5-year-old boy on Oct 6 in Miri.

Another BID case was recorded on Nov 22 in Sibu, involving a 23-year-old man with obesity.

As for the other deaths, SDMC recorded two on Nov 21 both in Miri Hospital, involving men aged 85 and 76. The committee said they both had hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and heart disease.

Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) also recorded a death on Nov 22 involving a 58-year-old man from Samarahan who had hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

On the same day, the Bintulu Hospital recorded the death of a 42-year-old man who had chronic liver disease.

Meanwhile, two clusters in Sarawak have ended today, namely the Jalan Demak Indah Cluster and the Jalan Perimeter Airport Cluster, both in Kuching.

There are currently four clusters which are still active throughout the state namely the Putai 2 Cluster in Bukit Mabong, Ensurai Cluster in Limbang, Jalan Sultan Tengah Rampangi Cluster in Kuching and the Jalan Ong Tiang Swee Cluster in Kuching.