Covid-19: Malaysia records 20,396 daily cases, as Selangor and Sarawak see over 3,700 new infections each

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Malaysia recorded 20,396 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Malaysia recorded 20,396 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Malaysia recorded 20,396 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, with 3,747 recorded alone in Sarawak compared to 3,886 cases in Selangor, according to data released by Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today.

In descending order, Johor recorded 2,165 new cases followed by 2,136 in Sabah, 1,961 in Penang and 1,587 in Kedah.

Only Labuan recorded infections in the single digits — only four in the last 24 hours — while Putrajaya recorded 25 and Perlis 78.

Of the 20,396 cases today, 13,519 or 66.3 per cent involved those who are unvaccinated, or have received only one vaccine dose, or two vaccine doses but had not reached the required 14-day threshold. Another 6,877 or 33.7 per cent were considered fully vaccinated.

In a further breakdown of the 13,519 cases, 8,696 individuals were not vaccinated, while 4,583 had only received one vaccine dose.

Of the 322 cases in Category Three to Five, 240 or 74.5 per cent are unvaccinated or have not completed their vaccination, compared to 82 cases or 25.5 per cent who are completely vaccinated.

“This situation clearly shows those who have completed their vaccination are more protected and less prone to contracting a severe Covid-19 infection,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement today, while urging those who are unvaccinated to get jabbed.

Malaysia also recorded 336 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the national Covid-19 death tally to 18,219 since the pandemic began.

The country also recorded 20,573 recoveries yesterday, for a cumulative total of 1,570,827 while the total cumulative cases so far stand at 1,844,835.

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