As Malaysia is slowly recovering from the effects of COVID 19, the increase in number of cases has caused another stir to the nation recently. The public’s awareness on the severity of the COVID 19 cases needs to be updated to avoid another wave hitting the country. Hence, if you are wondering what needs to be known about the current situation of COVID 19, here’s everything you need to know.
As of 14 July 2022, the daily cases count has come up to 2,019. The total active cases were 38,913 while 1,339 patients were hospitalised, 18 of these patients were admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) without ventilation, and 35 of them were admitted in ICU with ventilation. In addition, the total deaths accumulated up to 35,836 deaths with deaths reaching up to 5 per day. On the other hand, the admission to the hospitals due to COVID-19 cases are averaging 450 cases daily since May 2022.
Despite the Ministry of Health’s stern warning to the public to get vaccinated, there are still many more people out there who has not even obtained their first dose. In fact, some of them have declined their opportunity to get vaccinated for personal reasons. Here are the vaccination updates in Malaysia as of 14 July 2022
- 1st dose — daily vaccine given to 291 people which results in a total of 28,053,606
- 2nd dose — daily vaccine given to 4,247 people which results in a total of 27,354,910
- 1st booster — daily vaccine given to 1,531 people which results in a total of 16,160,114
- 2nd booster — daily vaccine given to 9,995 people which results in a total of 192,860 (0.6 % of the total population)
Hence, various precaution measures should be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask that fully covers your mouth and nose in public areas, especially indoors. Furthermore, get vaccinated and booster shots when you get the opportunity and keep abreast with the Ministry of Health guidance. In addition, self-quarantine if you exhibit symptoms of COVID or tested positive for COVID and follow the guidelines of self-isolation procedures. Moreover, sanitise yourself regularly especially when you get exposed to the public and carry a sanitizer and cleaning your belongings are encouraged. Lastly, avoid going out for big events or in crowded areas to prevent the risk of spreading the virus.
- “COVIDNOW in Malaysia” — https://covidnow.moh.gov.my/
- “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How is it transmitted? — https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-how-is-it-transmitte
- “Advice for the public: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” — https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public