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Malaysia breaks daily record with 235,623 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered on June 21

KUALA LUMPUR (June 22): Malaysia administered 235,623 doses of Covid-19 vaccines yesterday (June 21), the highest daily number since the beginning of the vaccine roll-out in March, according to latest data from the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV).

Of this, 181,840 individuals received their first dose, while the other 53,783 received their second jab.

The seven-day moving average of doses administered stood at 194,709.

In total, 6.05 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered since the beginning of the vaccine roll-out, with 1.67 million people fully vaccinated.

Kuala Lumpur remained as the state with the highest number of first doses administered at 724,684 as of yesterday, followed by Selangor (642,249), Sarawak (610,485) and Johor (377,190).

Meanwhile, Selangor had so far recorded 208,031 individuals completing their two-dose vaccination, followed by Sarawak (186,008), Johor (167,469) and Perak (150,200).

Along with the increased vaccination rate, Malaysia saw 4,611 Covid-19 cases yesterday, the lowest in 35 days. 

However, it is worth noting that the total number of individuals tested for Covid-19 dropped to 58,384 yesterday, compared with 77,651 on the previous day (June 20) and 83,713 on Saturday (June 19). 

Malaysia's total number of Covid-19 cases breached the 700,000 mark yesterday, reaching 701,019, the third highest in ASEAN after Indonesia (two million) and the Philippines (1.36 million), according to World Health Organization (WHO) data.

Yesterday, National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that 10% of the country’s population of 32 million people are expected to be fully vaccinated by the middle of next month.

He said this target was considered achievable based on the number of vaccination centres (PPV) opened and the amount of vaccines received, comprising 4,078,620 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, 3,687,880 doses of Sinovac and 828,000 doses of AstraZeneca.

He added that the benchmark for the total number of doses administered daily is set at 300,000 a day. 

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