COVID-19: Over 300,000 senior citizens infected – Health DG

by BERNAMA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 336,848 or 11.5 per cent of senior citizens in the country have been tested positive for COVID-19 as of Feb 7 this year, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a post on Facebook today, he said 16,646 or 61.3 per cent of 32,034 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country also involved senior citizens.

“For vaccination, 2,258,521 or 67.7 per cent of the senior citizens had received the booster dose, while 3,335,309 or 96 per cent of the population were fully vaccinated.

“Protect the senior citizens from COVID-19, let’s complete the vaccination and get the booster dose,” he wrote.