Malaysia Predicts the Peak of the Pandemic Peak in September

Malaysia Predicts the Peak of the Pandemic Peak in September

The Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) predicts the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the country will peak in mid-September. The peak of the pandemic in Malaysia will be marked by 24,000 positive cases a day.

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Director General of KKM Health, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his statement to the media in Putrajaya, Friday (16/7), said, based on the projected infection rate (RT) at that time it was 1.2. "The effectiveness of the vaccine is at 75 percent if the second dose capacity is 100,000 per day and 80 percent of the population has been vaccinated," he said.

He said the daily positive cases of Covid-19 were predicted to decline below 1,000 daily cases in October. Hisham said based on the predictions made by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) the daily cases would continue to increase to 17,000 per day in mid-August. He said that if his party could vaccinate 150,000 doses per day for the second dose, with 80 percent of the vaccination effectiveness in October, the daily positive cases of Covid-19 would fall below 1,000.

The increase in positive cases of Covid-19 was reported for three consecutive days since Tuesday with the highest case of 13,215 reported last Thursday. Of these, 12,684 cases detected were Covid-19 patients in categories one and two, while 531 were in categories three to five. Meanwhile, the number of new daily cases on Friday (16/7) decreased to 12,541 with the highest number of cases remaining in Selangor with 5,512 cases.