MoH: 20% of new Covid-19 cases today had been vaccinated

PUTRAJAYA, 30 July 2021:

Additional details released by the Health Ministry (MoH) in its daily report shows that an increasing number of people are still getting infected by Covid-19 despite getting vaccinated.

Today saw the highest percentage yet at just under 20% – or almost one in five – of vaccinated persons making up 3,363 of the 16,840 new Covid-19 infections recorded over the past 24 hours.

This extra data released since Monday showed the infected percentage of vaccinated persons had been more or less on a daily rising trend. While today’s stands at 19.97%, it was:

  • 8.5% (1,231 of 14,516 new cases) on Monday,
  • 12.1% (1,943 of 16,117 new cases) on Tuesday,
  • 11.7% (2,032 out of 17,405 new cases) on Wednesday,
  • 16% (2,753 out of 17,170 new cases) yesterday

This brings the tally over the past five days to 11,322 vaccinated persons being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or infection rate of just under 13.8%. 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:

  • 8,146 asymptomatic (737 vaccinated);
  • 8,410 with mild symptoms (2,556 vaccinated);
  • 124 with lung inflammation (56 vaccinated);
  • 66 needing oxygen support (13 vaccinated); and
  • 24 needing respirators (1 vaccinated).