Varsity student 13th Covid-19 fatality in Sarawak

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  • Thursday, 09 Apr 2020

KUCHING: A 23-year-old female student is the 13th Covid-19 fatality in Sarawak, says the state disaster management committee.

It said the victim, a Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) student who lived in Kota Samarahan, was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) here on March 30 after suffering breathing difficulties.

"She passed away today at 9.42am. Both her parents have also tested positive for Covid-19," it said in a statement on Thursday (April 9).

The committee said Sarawak recorded six new positive cases, bringing the state's tally to 312 cases since March 13.

Five of the new cases are being treated at SGH and one at Bintulu Hospital.

The state also recorded 141 new persons-under-investigation (PUI), with the cumulative total of PUIs now at 2,005. Of this, 1,548 have tested negative while 145 are awaiting lab results.

In addition, 368 Sarawakians are currently quarantined at designated quarantine centres upon returning from outside the state.

They include 173 in two hotels in Kuching, 126 in three Miri hotels, 16 in a Bintulu hotel and 53 in a Limbang hotel.

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