SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s health ministry reported 14,516 new COVID-19 infections on Monday (Jul 26), down from a record high of 17,045 cases the previous day.
Malaysia’s cumulative total infections now stand at 1,027,954. The national caseload crossed the 1 million mark on Sunday.
New cases in the Klang Valley fell from the previous day but still accounted for slightly over half of the daily total, with 6,508 infections in Selangor and 1,425 in Kuala Lumpur.
Infections rose in Johor and Kedah, which reported 1,449 cases and 1,160 cases respectively.
In a tweet, Malaysia’s health ministry said that the country administered 399,135 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday.
So far, 11.7 million people or 36.1 per cent of the population had received a single dose of a vaccine.
Of these, 5.5 million people or 16.9 per cent of the population had received both doses of a vaccine and are fully vaccinated.
Labuan, Sarawak, Perlis and the Klang Valley recorded the highest percentages of people who have been fully vaccinated.
READ: Malaysia will not extend COVID-19 state of emergency, says law minister
On Monday, Malaysia’s parliament convened for the first time since a state of emergency was declared, paving the way for an eventual hybrid parliament sitting.
Speaking in parliament, law minister Takiyuddin Hassan said that Malaysia will not extend the state of emergency when it ends on Aug 1.
Malaysia has been under emergency rule since January, with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin arguing it was needed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Minister Takiyuddin said the government will not ask the king to extend the state of emergency.
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