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Covid fatality 20 times higher for the unvaccinated, says health DG

Deaths among the non-vaccinated and partially vaccinated stand at 3,200 persons/mortality per one million population compared to 160 among the fully jabbed.

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Covid-19 fatality is 20 times higher among the unvaccinated population compared to the vaccinated population, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

In a Twitter post, he said the Covid-19 death trend in Malaysia continues to show a downward pattern with the wide vaccination coverage.

“Our (health ministry) data shows deaths among non-vaccinated and partially vaccinated is 3,200 persons/mortality per one million population. Among the fully vaccinated, breakthrough death is only 160 persons/mortality per one million population.

“Meanwhile in the boosted population (individuals who have received a booster dose), death is four persons/mortality per one million population,” he said.

Noor Hisham said based on the national Covid-19 mortality data from Jan 1 to Dec 4, 2021, the highest announced total mortality was on Sept 11 with 592 cases.

The highest announced brought-in-dead figure was on Sept 13 with 176 cases. The data was based on the number of mortality reports received daily, he said.

Noor Hisham said so far in 2021 a total of 24,014 have died in hospitals with 6,046 brought-in-dead cases.

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