The prevalence of COVID is constantly increasing.
According to the CovidNOW portal run by the Health Ministry, Malaysia has recorded a total number of 2,417 new COVID-19 cases, which 2,413 were local transmissions and 4 were imported cases.
NST reports that compared to the previous week, the Covid-19 hospitalisation rate increased by 15% during the 27th Epidemiology Week.
“Hospital admissions in categories 1 and 2 increased by 11%, while those in categories 3, 4, and 5 increased by 17% and deaths increased by 46.2 %”, said Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, director general of health.
Despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government has no intention for another round of economic shutdown. However, he urged everyone to take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading the virus.
The Prime Minister added that seven million Malaysians have not yet taken their booster shot. By that, he urged individuals to take it right away stating that it was still crucial since, in addition to an increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases, the dose would also aid in combating new viral varieties, particularly the highly contagious Omicron BA.5 variant.
Despite many exemptions given, he advised people to be proactive in protecting themselves and their families by taking the booster dose and going out of their way to wear face masks, especially in busy places.
COVID numbers are on the rise. Get boosted, if you haven’t. Get Paxlovid, if you’re high-risk and COVID positive. Wear your mask indoors. Practice #TRIIS.
— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) July 11, 2022
Practice the “TRIIS”
Follow the TRIIS steps below to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection;
Immediately perform a Covid-19 self-detecting test if experiencing symptoms of infection such as runny nose, fever or cough.
Report self -detection test results (negative, positive, or invalid) as soon as possible on the MySejahtera application.
Perform self-isolation promptly and in a disciplined manner if you are Covid-19 positive. Follow the Home Supervision and Observation Order (HSO) and self -isolation procedures.
Inform your close contacts so that they do self-monitoring for symptoms.
Seek immediate evaluation or treatment at a CAC or nearby medical facility if symptoms worsen or there are any Covid-19 warning signs such as shortness of breath, chest pain or prolonged fever.
If you haven’t taken it yet or if your risk of contracting COVID-19 is thought to be high, take your booster dose. Face mask should be always worn, and social distancing should be maintained.