Sarawak records 2 new deaths from Covid-19

PETALING JAYA: Sarawak today recorded two new deaths from Covid-19. This raises the number of deaths to six in the country.

A state disaster management committee statement today said the victims were a 79-year-old woman and her 40-year-old daughter.

Both were from Kuching. The mother died at a private medical centre here at 2am on March 18 while her daughter died at the Sarawak General Hospital today at 1pm.

Another family member who had tested positive for Covid-19 is still warded and is on life support at the Sarawak General Hospital.

“The source for their infection is still being investigated.

“The delay in reporting the death of the woman was because the private medical centre where she was warded had to wait for the test result from a private laboratory in Kuala Lumpur,” it said.

Meanwhile, the state recorded 10 new Covid-19 positive cases today, bringing the total to 68 since March 13.

Five of these cases were at Sibu Hospital, three in Sarawak General Hospital Hospital, which included the woman who died today, and two in Bintulu.

The state also recorded another 37 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) cases, bringing the total up to 751 cases.

Out of these, 711 cases had tested negative while 40 more are awaiting test results. 

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