COVID-19: Malaysia reports highest daily infection number hinh anh 1Malaysians waiting to get COVID-19 vaccine jabs (Photo: Xinhua)
Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysia on July 28 reported 17,405 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours, the highest daily number since the pandemic broke out in the country, raising the national count to over 1.06 million.

Malaysia has suffered the third wave of COVID-19 since September 2020. Since April, the number of daily count has risen from four digits to five digits.

Malaysian health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the pandemic is predicted to hit its peak in mid-September with 24,000 cases each day before dropping to under 1,000 cases in October.

The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine is at 75 percent if 100,000 second doses are administered a day. It can reach 80 percent by October if 150,000 second doses are injected, he explained.

On July 27, Malaysia made a new record in vaccination with 553,871 shots in a day. This was the third time the country had administered over 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses into locals in one day. As of June 27, the country had given the vaccine jabs to over 12.48 million people, equivalent to 38.2 percent of its population. Meanwhile, 5,905 people received second shots.

At the same time, Cambodia experienced another day with a low number of new infections.

The country’s Ministry of Health confirmed 766 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, including 307 imported cases, pushing the national total caseload to 75,152.

Fifteen more fatalities had been registered, taking the overall death toll to 1,339, the ministry said, adding that the total number of recoveries is 67,692.

The same day, Cambodia’s Khmer Times cited the World Health Organisation’s warning that Cambodia had to be mindful, watchful and vigilant against asymptomatic Delta or Delta Plus variant COVID-19 carriers.

Cambodia had vaccinated over 6.94 million people, or 69.4 percent, of the 10 million targeted adult population as of July 27. The country’s capital city of Phnom Penh will give first COVID-19 dose to adolescents aged from 12-17 from August 1-4 and the second dose from August 22 to September 5.

The country aims to inoculate 13 million people across the nation, including 2 million adolescents aged from 12-17./.