KUALA LUMPUR, 20 June – For the first time since 18 December 2020, Malaysia did not report any COVID-19 fatalities on Sunday 19 June, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
“Today, for the first time since 18th December 2020, Malaysia will be reporting 0 deaths due to COVID-19,” he said in a tweet.
“Our ongoing transition to endemicity has been calibrated and data-driven. Let us pray it continues paying off.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Malaysia recorded 4,540,612 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 35,732 deaths.
As of today, 83.3 per cent of the population in the country received at least two doses of the COVID vaccine, and 97.8 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,294,225 or 36.5% of children aged five to 11 in the country have completed their vaccination under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) as of Sunday.
According to the CovidNow portal, a total of 1,737,624 or 49% of the group have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Source: The Star/ASWAQ