Sibu active cases lowest in 27 weeks

KUCHING: Sibu has recorded the lowest number of weekly Covid-19 cases in the past 27 weeks, said Education, Science and Technological Research Assistant Minister Dr Annuar Rapaee.

“Sibu this week recorded 239 cases, which is the lowest since the first week after the Pasai Cluster erupted.

“I want to stress that while the Covid-19 cases are low, we have not succeeded in the fight against the pandemic. If you ask me whether I am happy, I am not, but I am pleased. Because if we are happy, we will become complacent,” he said in a livestream on Saturday (July 10).

Dr Annuar said while Sibu has recorded 253 cases in Week 13, the cases have increased in the subsequent weeks.

“The hospitals were struggling and there were many challenges that we had to overcome. We were able to overcome problems in terms of bed capacity and the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nangka assemblyman said 200,000 Sibu folk are expected to be vaccinated in the next two to three weeks.

“For July, the daily vaccination target for Sibu is 5,836 doses a day. On Friday (July 9), we have managed to administer 8,084 doses.

“A total of 164,046 doses were administered to first-dose vaccine recipients and 60,418 to second-dose recipients.

“Over 200,000 will be fully vaccinated in the next few weeks in Sibu,” he said.

Dr Annuar added that Sibu is one of the divisions in the state which have administered the highest number of Covid-19 vaccine doses.