More than 19 million adults fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 19,454,273 individuals or 83.1% of the adult population in Malaysia have been fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

The Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) said that 93.7% or 21,923,560 individuals of the adult population had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

And according to the CovidNow portal, 59.7% of the country’s population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Saturday.

A total of 22,715,503 people (69.7%) of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

For teenagers aged between 12 and 17, 0.9% or 27,139 of them have been fully vaccinated as at Saturday.

On the daily vaccination rate, it said 259,141 doses were administered on Saturday; 114,618 as the first dose and 144,523 the second dose, bringing the total number of doses dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 42,106,397.

PICK was launched on Feb 24 to curb the spread of the pandemic.

A total of 228 deaths were recorded due to Covid-19 as of 11.59 pm on Saturday, bringing the country’s death toll to 25,159.

The total includes eight actual daily Covid-19 deaths recorded in a 24-hour period, while the remaining deaths were backlog cases, but the figure could change as the cases were being updated.

Based on the graph of the seven-day average number of actual Covid-19 daily deaths, 89 actual deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded. — Bernama

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