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Selangor expects drop in number of severe Covid-19 cases by end-August

Selangor MB Amirudin Shari says this is in line with the increase in number of vaccinated residents in the state.

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Selangor expects that Covid-19 cases in Category Three and Four will reduce by the end of this month in line with the increase in the number of vaccine recipients in the state, Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said today.

He said as of yesterday, a total of 5,761,304 doses had been administered to residents through vaccination centres in the state under the Selangor National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) and Selangor vaccination programme (SelVax).

“Of the total, 3,665,093 individuals or 77.17% of the adult population in Selangor have received their first dose of vaccine, while 2,096,211 (44.14%) have received two doses,” he said at an online press conference.

“Therefore, based on what has been planned, we expect that by the end of August or September, we will see the results of vaccination, which is a reduction in Category Three and Four cases,” he said.

He said this would in turn reduce the pressure on hospitals and the medical sector and enable the state to achieve herd immunity or to transition to the next phase of the National Recovery Plan.

Amirudin said the total number of vaccine recipients only involve Selangor residents who are inoculated in the state and not those who receive their vaccine in other states, especially Kuala Lumpur.

“Therefore, I believe that the percentage of adults who have completed their vaccination is almost 50% to date,” he said.

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