By NewsDesk @bactiman63

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 24,599 COVID-19 cases today, a new daily record since the pandemic began. Nearly 7,000 cases were recorded in Selangor and almost 3,500 in Sabah state.

393 additional COVID-19 related deaths were also reported, which includes 125 cases in Selangor, 61 cases in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and 48 cases in Johor.

This brings the cumulative case count and death total to 1,640,843 and 15,211, respectively. In the last month alone, more than 550,000 cases and 6200 deaths were reported by MOH.

Although today the country recorded the highest number of cases during the pandemic, most of the reported cases were in clinical categories 1 and 2 at the time of diagnosis, which is 23,939 cases equivalent to 97.3 percent of the total cases today. A total of 660 cases (2.7 percent) were from categories 3, 4 and 5. This was based on the clinical condition of the current cases of newly diagnosed COVID-19.

This is in line with the increasingly active vaccination programs carried out throughout the state. As of 25 August 2021, 40.8 percent of the total population in Malaysia of which 56.9 percent of the total adult population in Malaysia has received the vaccine.

In total, 19,761 cases (80.3 percent) of the total cases reported today had no or incomplete vaccination. Get the COVID-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of serious infections. It is hoped that this will reduce COVID-19 infection in the country, especially cases in categories 3 to 5. The status of COVID-19 vaccination by category is as shown in Figure 1.

Malaysians are advised to immediately register for the vaccine and be present on the appointment date as scheduled. In addition, adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) should continue to be practiced even after receiving a complete vaccine dose.