Members of the public are reminded to always take care of their own safety following the increase of hospital admission rate involving COVID-19 patients.
Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said that a majority of the cases involve the elderly or those with comorbidities infected by close family contacts who brought the virus home.
“Wear face masks and avoid crowded areas. Get the booster dose when an appointment is given,” he said via Twitter.
In another tweet, he urged those with parents or grandparents to encourage them to get the booster dose when appointments are received.
“If your parents or grandparents have received appointments for their booster dose, please convince them to get it.
“Booster dose injection is safe and can ensure they get better protection from COVID-19 and family members who bring home the virus.”
Meanwhile, the CovidNow website showed a total of 68,790 active cases as of 11.59pm yesterday involving 55,026 patients under quarantine at home.
On the other hand, there were 7,792 cases in the COVID-19 Treatment and Quarantine Centre (PKRC), 5,431 cases in hospitals, 274 cases at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) without respiratory aid and 267 cases at ICUs with respiratory aid.