By Hessa Kawthar
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 June 2022: Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin stated that Malaysia, for the first time reported zero deaths from Covid-19 since 18 December 2020, according to Bernama report.
Khairy asserted in his Tweet on Sunday (19 June), “Our ongoing transition to endemicity has been calibrated and data-driven. Let us pray it continues paying off.”
The Health Ministry reported the highest number of 35,732 deaths of COVID-19, which includes 28,153 inpatient deaths and 7,579 brought-in-dead (BID).
However, the death rate has decreased to a single digit since 22 April, and the brought-in-dead (BID) number of cases has not been reported since 15 June.
The number of active cases in Malaysia has also decreased to 24,944, and 96% of Covid-19 patients have mild symptoms that do not jeopardise the country’s mortality rate. As reported by COVIDNOW Portal.
Khairy, therefore, attributed this improvement to the government’s strategies. The decline in the COVID-19 fatality rate is mainly contributed by the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
A total of 1,294,225 (36.5 percent) children between five to eleven years old in Malaysia have received their vaccination as of yesterday under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids).
Meanwhile, 1,737, 624 (49 percent) of the group have at least completed their first dose vaccination, reported COVIDNOW portal.***
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