Covid-19: Fatality among unvaccinated higher compared with those vaccinated, says Health DG


KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 fatality is 20 times higher among the unvaccinated compared with those who are vaccinated, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Covid-19 death trend in Malaysia continues to show a downward pattern with the wide vaccination coverage.

"Our (Health Ministry) data showed deaths among unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated is 3,200 person/mortality per one million population. Among fully-vaccinated, breakthrough death is only 160 person /mortality per one million population. Whilst in the boosted population (individuals who have received the booster dose) death is four person/mortality per one million population,” he tweeted.

Dr Noor Hisham said based on the national Covid-19 mortality data from Jan 1 to Dec 4, 2021, the highest announced total mortality was on Sept 11 with 592 cases.

The highest announced brought-in-dead was on Sept 13 with 176 cases. The data was based on the number of mortality reports received daily, he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said so far in 2021, a total of 24,014 died in hospitals and 6,046 were brought-in-dead cases. – Bernama
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