The majority of Covid-19 patients in Malaysia are 20-40 years old

UMMATIMES - Malaysian Health Minister Adham Baba said the third wave of Covid-19 in his country mostly attacked people aged 20 to 40 years. Transmission is sporadic and not associated with any groups.

The number of Covid-19 cases in categories 4 and 5 was also recorded at 15 percent. Patients who fall into this category are those who need a breathing apparatus.

"The number of people seeking (treatment) in stage four and Iima has recently increased. So, I advise the public to be more careful because several asymptomatic cases have been detected in this category," he said as quoted by Bernama, Thursday, May 27. 2021.

Malaysia is currently experiencing a surge in Covid-19. The addition of daily cases there again recorded a record for the third day in a row. The government reported 7,857 new cases of Covid-19 today, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

This figure overtook the daily record of 7,478 cases on May 26 and 7,289 cases on May 25 yesterday.

Health director general Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country's cumulative cases were now 541,224.

Selangor has the highest number of all states with 2,675 new cases, followed by Sarawak with 772 and Kelantan with 752.

The Covid-19 surge has angered Malaysians and criticized Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government. Authorities are seen as not imposing stricter restrictions or taking tougher action against violators of the lockdown policy. In addition, a vaccination campaign that began in February has sparked accusations that some recipients received lower doses than needed.

The surge in Covid-19 cases in Malaysia put pressure on hospital resources when the capacity of beds in treatment wards and ICU rooms filled more than 70 percent last week.

The Malaysian government has tightened restrictions over the weekend but halted a complete lockdown and allowed some industries to open.