20,396 new COVID-19 cases, 66.3 per cent without/partly vaccinated, 21clusters at work places – DG Dr. Noor Hsham

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PUTRAJAYA SEPT.5: The new COVID-19 cases today is back to 20,396 with the cumulative total of 1,844,835 and 255,789 active cases nationwide while 20,573 are cured cases adding to the grand total to 1,570,827 or 85.1 per cent.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases,17,858 are citizens or 87.6 per cent while 2,530 involving non-citizens or 12.4 per cent.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the new cases, 1,338 (959 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 379 suspected, probable and cases under investigation) and 735 cases needed respiratory aids (436 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 299 suspected, probable and cases under investigation).

Meanwhile, 336 death cases are recorded today contributing to the cumulative total to 18,219 or 0.99 per cent involving 274 citizens and 62 non-citizens, 107 brought in dead (BID) including 67 citizens and 40 non-citizens.

“There are 37 new clusters reported today including 21 at work places, 12 community, three high risk groups and one detention centre cluster,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

Regarding the COVID-19 cases today, 13,519 (66.3 per cent) comprised of those who had no history of vaccination or had received at least one (1) dose of vaccine or had received two doses of vaccine but not more than 14 days from the date of the second dose; while 6,877 cases (33.7 per cent) had a complete vaccination history.

Dr. Noor Hisham explained, out of the 322 cases in category 3 to 5, 240 cases (74.5 per cent) consisted of those with no history of vaccination or incomplete vaccination compared to only 82 cases (25.5 per cent) of those who had complete vaccination.

He added, this situation clearly indicates that those who are fully vaccinated are more protected and less at risk of getting severe COVID-19 infection.

“This positive development can continue to be seen if Malaysia has achieved a higher vaccination rate. Therefore, those who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine, it is advisable to immediately take it to protect people around from the possibility of being infected with COVID-19,” Dr. Noor Hisham added.

States contributing to new COVID-19 cases today includes Selangor with 3,886 cases, Sarawak (3,747), Johor (2,165), Sabah (2,136), Pulau Pinang (1,961), Kedah (1,587), Kelantan (1,078), Perak (1,057), Terengganu (861), Kuala Lumpur (597), Pahang (486), Melaka (459), Negeri Sembilan (269), Perlis (78), Putrajaya (25) and Labuan (4). –Malaysia World News

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