Malay Mail: With more COVID-19 cases predicted, Health D-G urges public to get booster shot to contain infection

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah urged the public to get the booster jab, as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is predicted to increase further in the coming days.

“Our daily Covid-19 cases continue to rise as predicted in the next couple of days and weeks. Yesterday, 99 per cent were in category 1 and 2. More importantly, please go for your booster dose ASAP. This chart below clearly shows you why,” Dr Noor Hisham tweeted, sharing a screenshot of the chart from the CovidNow portal run by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The chart shows Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people by vaccination status, which showed that those who have received their booster shot and the double doses recording a lower number of infections.

Malaysia continues to see soaring Covid-19 infection numbers with 9,117 new cases recorded today, a steep hike from yesterday’s 7,324 cases.

The last time new cases breached the 9,000-case mark was on October 8, 2021 with 9,751 cases.

This brings the cumulative infection cases to 2,904,131 cases, Dr Noor Hisham announced.

Two days ago, the Health Ministry said that the severity of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia is currently its prime concern following the emergence of the Omicron variant rather than the number of daily infections.

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