KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 vaccine doses administered fell to 219,081 yesterday (Sept 19) from 232,559 the day before.
Of the total doses given out yesterday, 60,773 went to first-dose recipients, while the remainder of 158,308 were second jabs, according to the latest updates on Twitter today by the country’s Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), citing data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).
Cumulatively, 40.38 million vaccine shots had been delivered across the nation as of yesterday.
A total of 22 million people or 67.4% of the country’s population had received at least the first jab, including 18.45 million or 56.5% who were fully inoculated.
In terms of the nation's adult population, 93.3% had received at least the first shot, including 78.8% who were fully vaccinated against the pandemic.
For the Klang Valley, comprising Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, about 7.07 million individuals or 84% of its total population had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.
Among them, 6.57 million persons or 78% of the Klang Valley's population were fully inoculated.
Sabah reported the highest daily number of first shots administered yesterday at 29,009, followed by Johor (7,870), Penang (4,733), Kelantan (4,333) and Perak (3,184).
For second jabs, Johor led the nation with 30,849 doses, followed by Kelantan (19,014), Perak (17,692), Kedah (17,401) and Kuala Lumpur (17,174).
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Malaysia saw 14,954 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, raising the country’s cumulative Covid-19 infections to about 2.1 million.
Meanwhile, 376 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported, bringing the nation’s total fatalities linked to the pandemic to 23,443.