In a statement, JPBN said Sarawak also recorded 161 positive cases, with the infection tally now at 6,586 cases in the state.
The 59th death involved a 52-year-old local woman who was admitted to Sibu Hospital due to breathing difficulties.
“The COVID-19 screening test was done on Jan 27 and she tested positive on Jan 28. Her condition then deteriorated and she died on Feb 13,” the statement read.
The 60th death involved a 73-year-old local woman who died on Feb 13, while the 61st fatality involved a 63-year-old man who was also admitted to the Sibu Hospital for breathing difficulties before succumbing to the virus on Feb 13 as well.