KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): Malaysia’s daily vaccination rate breached the 400,000-mark for the first time yesterday (July 12), as 421,479 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered. This is the highest number so far since the country started its vaccination exercise in late February.
As at 10pm yesterday, the daily figure stood at 419,650 before rising to 421,479 at 11.59pm.
Putrajaya previously aimed to boost the country’s vaccination rate to 400,000 a day in August.
Of the latest doses given, 264,034 were for individuals who received their first jab, while 157,445 were for second doses, according to the latest tweets by 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 first dose shots on Monday at 75,213, followed by Kuala Lumpur (45,889) and Sarawak (29,691).
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For second doses, Sarawak led with the highest number of daily jabs given at 52,377, followed by Selangor (22,905), and Kuala Lumpur (22,015).
Cumulatively, the number of vaccine doses administered nationwide stood at 11.788 million. From this total, 8.104 million individuals have been given at least one dose while 3.684 million individuals are fully inoculated with two doses.
Malaysia's new Covid-19 cases fell to 8,574 yesterday — after staying above the 9,000 level for the past three days — pushing the number of active cases to a new high of 91,272.
The country’s total number of infections increased to 844,870.