83% of new serious Covid-19 patients not vaccinated, says Heath DG

KUALA LUMPUR (July 27): Nearly 83% of the Covid-19 patients under categories 3, 4 and 5 reported today have not been vaccinated, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. Category 3 patients are those with pneumonia, while category 4 patients are those with pneumonia requiring oxygen therapy. Category 5 are critical cases requiring assisted ventilation.  Meanwhile, Category 1 patients are those with no symptoms and Category 2 are those having mild symptoms. “2.1% of cases reported today were in categories 3 to 5 (82.7% of them with no history of… Read More

A day before ‘total lockdown’ due to expire, Malaysia’s Covid-19 infections projected to stay above 4,000

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — The effective reproduction number (Rt) of Covid-19 infections has fallen to 0.97, indicating the pandemic was being suppressed but at a rate that would not allow the country to begin the next recovery phase after tomorrow as planned. According to projections Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shared online last night, Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases based on a Rt of 0.95 would still be above 4,000 by the end of the month and likely into the first week of July. The country is now in… Read More