MoH: One in 6 new Covid-19 cases today had been vaccinated

PUTRAJAYA, 29 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 over 16% – or almost one in six – of vaccinated persons making up 2,753 of the 17,170 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. 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) yesterday while today’s stands at 15.8%.

This brings the tally over the past four days to 7,959 vaccinated persons being infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or infection rate of just above 12.2%. 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:

  • 8,488 asymptomatic (649 vaccinated);
  • 8,299 with mild symptoms (2,026 vaccinated);
  • 198 with lung inflammation (55 vaccinated);
  • 138 needing oxygen support (20 vaccinated); and
  • 47 needing respirators (3 vaccinated).