Malaysia Administered Second-Highest Daily Record Of 258,773 Covid-19 Vaccine Doses On June 30

KUALA LUMPUR (July 1): A total of 258,773 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered throughout the nation yesterday (June 30), bringing the total doses administered to 8.08 million, according to data from the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) today.

This was higher than 231,733 doses of vaccine being administered on June 29.

Notably, it is also the second-highest number of daily doses administered, surpassed only by 268,604 jabs on June 24.

Of the 258,773 doses of vaccines given out yesterday, 163,756 went to first-dose recipients, while the remainder went to 95,017 second-dose recipients.

In tandem with the increase in doses administered yesterday, the seven-day moving average of Covid-19 vaccination in Malaysia also rose to 218,455 doses from 217,598 doses the day before.

As of yesterday, a total of 2.31 million Malaysians had been fully vaccinated, while 3.47 million individuals had received only one jab.

So far, 17.62% of the Malaysian population had received at least one dose, while 7.04% were fully vaccinated.

In June, 5.08 million doses of vaccines were administered, which is significantly higher than the 1.56 million doses given in May.

More than one million residents in Kuala Lumpur jabbed at least once

As of yesterday, Kuala Lumpur recorded 1.02 million individuals having received at least their first dose, representing 57.6% of its population.

Kuala Lumpur is the second territory after Sarawak that breached the one-million mark in terms of the cumulative number of first doses administered.

Sarawak had inoculated 1.07 million individuals or 38% of its population as of yesterday.

As for second doses, Selangor recorded the highest cumulative number of shots administered at 303,050, or 4.6% of its population, followed by Sarawak at 250,011 or 8.9% of its population.

On the other hand, the country’s new Covid-19 cases remained above the 6,000-level, with 6,276 cases yesterday, of which 2,836 infections came from Selangor and 644 from Negeri Sembilan.

The latest confirmed cases were detected from the testing of 83,521 people across the country, representing a positivity rate of 7.51%.

Consequently, active cases climbed further to 64,129 as daily infections continued exceeding recoveries for the fifth consecutive day. Malaysia’s Covid-19 tally climbs to 751,979 versus total recoveries at 682,680.

There were 62 deaths reported, raising the tally of fatalities linked to the coronavirus to 5,170.

Meanwhile, the number of patients in intensive care units remained at 905, of whom 452 needed ventilators to breathe.

Source; https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/malaysia-administers-secondhighest-daily-record-258773-covid19-vaccine-doses-june-30

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