PUTRAJAYA FEB.18: The COVID-19 infections among pregnant ladies had increased in July until September and started to show a decreasing trend in October 2021 until January 2022.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the death rates among pregnant ladies due to COVID-19 complications had been reduced due to the high vaccination rates that was above 90 per cent among the population aged 18 and above in October 2021.
“The Ministry of Health (MOH) appeals to all ladies including those who are pregnant to get the COVID-19 vaccination including the booster dose because the vaccines have been proven to have reduced the complication risk if infected by COVID-19.
“Pregnant ladies who have not received their booster doses can contact the nearest health clinic or selected private clinic to get an early appointment,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in his Facebook post here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, since COVID-19 started in 2020, 191 pregnant ladies have died due to COVID-19 complications as recorded in 2021.
According to Dr. Noor Hisham, starting this year until 15th February 2022, there is no death case among pregnant ladies due to COVID-19 complications.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, for year 2021, the peak period for the death of pregnant ladies due to COVID-19 complications was in July with 31 cases, August (77 cases) and September (44 cases). Meanwhile the death cases began to decrease in October (12 cases), November (3 cases) and no death case in December 2021.
“The death data analysis had shown 79 per cent from the deaths had not received the COVID-19 vaccinations while 83 per cent from the deaths had co- morbidities. Besides that the body weight problem (extra body weight or obesity) was also the risk factor that had been frequently recorded,” said Dr. Noor Hisham. –Malaysia World News