Increase in Sibu’s Categories 3, 4 and 5 cases worrying


SIBU: The increase in Covid-19 positive cases in categories 3, 4 and 5 in Sibu has sparked great concern.

Within a week from September 26 to October 2, Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapa’ee said that a total of 28 patients fell into the three critical categories.

“While patients in categories 1 and 2 clearly showed a majority of 98.28 percent with 551 cases in the last week, cases in categories 3, 4 and 5 have shown an increase,” he explained during a live stream on Covid-19 updates in Sibu through his social media page on Saturday (Oct 2).

The Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister said categories 3, 4 and 5 can be reduced with more awareness amongst the communities here, while also advising those with symptoms to immediately go to a nearby clinic or hospital.

“Don’t wait until it gets worse to go to the hospital. This is one of the reasons why cases in categories 3, 4 and 5 are increasing,” said the Nangka assemblyman.

He cautioned that categories 4, 5 and 6 are serious health threats and could cause death.

Dr Annuar also hoped the public would continue to abide by the current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and be more aware of the danger of the coronavirus.

“If possible, we can minimise cases in categories 3, 4 and 5 by next week,” he said.

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