Covid-19: Malaysia’s daily vaccination doses at 357,981 on Aug 10, with 28.3% of population fully inoculated

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 11): The daily vaccination rate of Malaysia declined to 357,981 doses yesterday (Aug 10), from 465,793 reported for the previous day, according to the latest data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

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As a result, the seven-day moving average of daily doses administered also fell to 442,148 from 460,060.

A total of 3.44 million adults or 40.8% of the total population of the Klang Valley had received their two-dose vaccination as of yesterday.

A total of 6.29 million adults in the three states — Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya — had received at least their first dose, translating into 74.7% of the total population of the Klang Valley.

Meanwhile, in total, 25.37 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered across the nation.

Out of the total, 16.12 million people or 49.4% of the country’s population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 9.25 million or 28.3% who were fully inoculated, according to the latest updates on Twitter by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV).

Sabah came on top as the state with the highest number of first doses administered at 31,370 yesterday, followed by Johor (27,716) and Selangor (22,293).

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For second doses, Selangor led the country with 80,526 jabs, followed by Kuala Lumpur (43,873) and Johor (23,059).

Malaysia’s daily number of new Covid-19 cases rose to 19,991 yesterday from 17,236 the day before as the nation saw more infected individuals in places including Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor.

The daily number of pandemic-linked deaths, however, fell to 201, while a rare occurrence of zero imported infections was registered yesterday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in an update via Facebook that this brought the country’s cumulative number of Covid-19 infections to 1.3 million so far.

He added that Selangor reported 7,338 new cases yesterday, compared with 5,740 the day before, followed by Kuala Lumpur’s 2,374 infections (from 1,567) and Johor’s 1,344 (from 1,232).

Elsewhere, Noor Hisham said new cases in Sabah rose to 1,383 from 1,247, followed by Sarawak’s 836 infections (from 589).- The Edge Market