PUTRAJAYA FEB.19: The Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome COVID-19 (MIS-C) Malaysia Study Group found that 174 cases have been identified in Malaysia and 57 per cent from the cases are found among children aged 5-11.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, MIS-C is a serious sickness following COVID-19 infections among children. Even though it is rare but MIS-C is dangerous and may lead to death.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, a big number of the children infected need critical treatment at Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and seven death cases have been confirmed.
Dr. Noor Hisham urges parents to immediately take their children aged 5-11to get COVID-19 vaccination.
“The Comirnaty Vaccine for children uses safe formula and suitable doses for children around that age,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in his Facebook post here today.
On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, as of 18th February 2022, the COVID-19 has infected 27,808 new cases adding the cumulative totals to 3,166,023 with 12,488 cured cases (91.6 per cent) bringing the cumulative totals to 2,900,682.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, 235 cases have been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 132 cases need respiratory assistance.
From the new cases only 103 (0.37 per cent) were categories 3, 4 and 5 and another 27,705 cases (99.63 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2.
He added, 7,773 cases (27.95 per cent) are in category 1, 19,932 cases (71.68 per cent) in category 2, 49 cases (0.18 per cent) category 3, 31 cases (0.11 per cent) category 4 and 23 cases (0.08 per cent) category 5.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, 43 cases (41.75 per cent) were not vaccinated or had not been completely vaccinated; 41 cases (39.81 per cent) had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine; 19cases (18.45 per cent) had received a booster dose., 50 cases (48.54 per cent) aged 60 years and above; 44 cases (42.72 per cent) had co-morbidities; 1 case (0.97 per cent) a case of a pregnant mother and 16 cases (15.53 per cent) were fatal including 9 (8.74 per cent) brought-in dead (BID) cases.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 infectivity rate in Malaysia is 1.27 based on the daily cases on 17th Feb.2022 with Labuan recording the highest 1.99, Sarawak 1.50; Sabah 1.47; Perlis 1.44; Kedah 1.41; Pulau Pinang 1.39; Terengganu 1.37; Kelantan 1.36; Selangor 1.31; Negeri Sembilan 1.30; Pahang 1.29; Kuala Lumpur 1.29; Johor 1.27; Putrajaya 1.27; Perak 1.23 and Melaka 1.21. –Malaysia World News