In 3 days, over 5,200 vaccinated persons in Malaysia test positive for Covid-19

PUTRAJAYA, 28 July 2021:

The Health Ministry (MoH) today revealed 2,032 persons who had been vaccinated had tested positive for Covid-19 infection over the past 24 hours, representing an infection rate of 11.7% out of 17,405 new cases today.

Since MoH began releasing this information earlier this week, the last two days had seen 1,231 vaccinated persons infected with Covid-19 on Monday (8.5% of 14,516 new cases) and 1,943 vaccinated individuals infected yesterday (12.1% of 16,117 new cases).

This brings the tally over the past three days to 5,206 vaccinated persons being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or infection rate of just above 10.8%. However, MoH didn’t reveal how many of these infected persons had been fully inoculated or the number of those who’d received single jabs.

As Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had already explained many times, the vaccination doesn’t prevent someone from getting infected – it only reduces the severity of the infection.

Today’s new cases breakdown further supports Dr Noor Hisham’s explanation – where the bulk of those vaccinated had little or no symptoms:

  • 9,119 asymptomatic (494 vaccinated);
  • 7,912 with mild symptoms (1,489 vaccinated);
  • 120 with lung inflammation (35 vaccinated);
  • 95 needing oxygen support (9 vaccinated); and
  • 159 needing respirators (5 vaccinated).

Meanwhile, MoH also revealed it had detected another 10 Covid-19 infections involving the highly infectious delta variant over the July 22 – 28 period.

These infections were recorded in Melaka (3), Johor (2), Kedah (2), Perlis (1), Selangor (1) and Terengganu (1).

So far, MoH had detected a total of 439 cases involving various variants. The breakdown:

  • variants of concern – alpha (14), beta (206) and delta (199);
  • variants of interest – eta (3), kappa (4) and theta (13).

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