Malaysia administered 64,436 vaccine doses yesterday, taking total shots to 3.64 million-Adham

10-Jun-2021 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 7:03 AM Print This Post

Malaysia had administered 3.64 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday, with 2.5 million people having had their first shot and 1.14 million people having received two doses, said Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

Based on the latest data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force, five areas with the highest numbers of people who have received their first dose of vaccine are Kuala Lumpur (425,647), Selangor (362,081), Sarawak (249,088), Johor (229,183) and Perak (201,153).

Meanwhile, Selangor has the highest number of people who have been fully inoculated at 145,973, followed by Sarawak (119,459), Perak (105,546), Kuala Lumpur (104,742) and Johor (98,996).

A total of 64,436 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, with 59,580 receiving their first dose and 4,856 receiving their second dose.

National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the government is confident that the vaccination rate in the country would hit 300,000 a day by August.

However, Khairy added this depends on whether the vaccines arrive in the country on schedule.

Malaysia’s daily number of newly confirmed Covid-19-infected individuals fell to 5,271 yesterday from 6,241 the day before, helped mainly by the sharp drop in the number of fresh cases reported in Selangor.

A total of 82 pandemic-linked deaths were reported across the country, bringing the total number of fatalities to 3,460.

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