Although there is a decrease in COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) must continue to be practised to prevent an increase in cases after the reopening of the economic and education sectors.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Health yesterday (October 25), generally, countries in Southeast Asia display a declining trend in COVID-19 cases recently.
“Malaysia displays a declining trend in COVID-19 cases since the 34th epidemiology week, while Singapore and Brunei display an increasing trend.
“These two countries have a higher rate of cases for every 1 million citizens, with 584.86 cases in Singapore and 499.88 cases in Brunei compared to Malaysia at 180.91 cases.
“Till October 25, the number of positive cases recorded globally are approximately 243 million with the number of deaths at approximately 4.9 million based on the latest statistics by Johns Hopkins University,” the statement highlighted.
The ministry also informed that till October 23, a total of 25,161,659 individuals have registered for COVID-19 vaccination.
A total of 94.5% of the adult population have received full vaccination. Meanwhile, 72.4% of the total population have received full vaccination.