Malaysia administered record 313,761 vaccinations on July 5; over 20% of population have received first dose

As of yesterday (July 5), 2.74 million people representing 8.37% of the country’s 32.72 million population had been fully vaccinated. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

As of yesterday (July 5), 2.74 million people representing 8.37% of the country’s 32.72 million population had been fully vaccinated. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (July 6): Malaysia administered 313,761 Covid-19 vaccine doses yesterday (July 5), the first time the country crossed the 300,000 mark.

This was in line with the government’s target to administer an average of 300,000 doses per day in July and 400,000 doses per day in August.

Of the shots administered yesterday, 196,603 were first doses and 117,158 were second doses, said the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV), citing data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

Among the states and federal territories, Selangor administered the highest number of daily shots at 67,735, followed by Sarawak (56,068) and Kuala Lumpur (48,477).

Cumulatively, a total of 9.32 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered throughout the nation as of yesterday.

As of yesterday, 2.74 million people representing 8.37% of the country’s 32.72 million population had been fully vaccinated.

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Meanwhile, some 6.59 million people or 20.14% of the population had received their first dose.

Sarawak had the highest cumulative number of first-dose receipients at 1.23 million, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1.19 million) and Selangor (1.14 million).

Meanwhile, Selangor had the highest cumulative number of fully inoculated people at 367,895, followed by Sarawak (326,285) and Johor (290,008).

In another development, Malaysia reported 7,654 new Covid-19 cases today (July 6), including 3,260 in Selangor, 1,550 in Kuala Lumpur and 698 in Negeri Sembilan.

This raised the country’s total confirmed infections to 792,693, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

S Kanagaraju