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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Malaysia's daily Covid-19 vaccination was on an upward momentum, rising to peak numbers for the third consecutive day as the government administered 252,773 doses of vaccines yesterday (June 23), compared with the previous day's 250,529 doses, according to latest data from the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV).
Of this, 174,448 individuals received their first dose, while the other 78,325 received their second jab.
The seven-day moving average of doses administered broke the 200,000 mark for the first time as it stood at 206,507.
National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin previously said the benchmark for the total number of doses administered daily is set at 200,000 per day in July, and 300,000 a day by August.
In total, 6.55 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered since the beginning of the vaccine roll-out in March, with 1.81 million people fully vaccinated.
So far, 14.5% of the Malaysian population had at least received their first dose.
Meanwhile, the country's new Covid-19 cases climbed to 5,244 yesterday — after two straight days of staying below the 5,000 level — with 2,545 infections coming from the Klang Valley.
This came after a total of 76,636 individuals were tested across the country yesterday, representing a 6.84% positivity rate.
Malaysia also recorded 83 more coronavirus-related deaths yesterday — the highest in the past eight days — raising total fatalities to 4,637.