Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin confirmed that the vaccination data against the Coronavirus showed that they succeeded in sharply reducing the number of severe cases of the virus in the country.
The Prime Minister said: “This is evident from the figures for the admission of elderly people in the fourth and fifth categories of cases at Sangai Buloh Hospital, which decreased by more than 50 percent during the past month.”
“Now the positive effect of vaccination is beginning to appear,” he added, noting that the positive effect of vaccination was also seen among the employees of the Ministry of Health, who were vaccinated earlier in the framework of the first phase of the vaccine, which was launched last February.
He pointed out that only 1.26% of the Ministry of Health employees were infected with the Coronavirus after being fully vaccinated, while only 99.8% of them suffered from mild symptoms or did not show symptoms, and none of them was in the fifth category.
Malaysia targeted 9.4 million elderly people, vulnerable groups with comorbidities and people with disabilities for vaccination under the second phase of the national program for immunization against Covid-19 during the period from April 19 to next August.
It should be noted that the Coronavirus is a disease of five categories, the first category being the mildest, and the fifth category is the most dangerous.
On July 17, Malaysia recorded 12,528 new infections with the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 905,851 cases, and 138 deaths, bringing the total deaths to 6,866 cases.
In a tweet via his account, the Director-General of Malaysian Health said that the state of Selangor recorded 4,985 new cases, which is the highest toll at the state level, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 1,740 cases.
The ministry’s data indicated that 6,629 people recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of people recovered in the country to 779,171 people.