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Malaysia's administered Covid-19 vaccine doses fall to 406,763 on July 16 from record high

KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Malaysia's daily number of administered Covid-19 vaccine doses fell to 406,763 yesterday (July 16) from the record high of 460,158 on Thursday (July 15), according to the latest updates on Twitter today by the country's Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), citing data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

The CITF said that yesterday's 406,763 vaccine shots comprised 276,905 first doses and 129,858 second doses for recipients.

Among states and federal territories yesterday, Selangor reported the highest daily number of Covid-19 vaccine shots for the first dose at 85,865, followed by Kuala Lumpur's 52,512 jabs, according to the CITF.

For the second dose, Sarawak delivered the highest daily number of vaccine jabs at 46,266, followed by Selangor's 27,553 shots, the CITF said.

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Malaysia's daily figure of newly confirmed Covid-19 cases also fell yesterday from its record high a day earlier.

Yesterday (July 16), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that Malaysia's daily number of newly confirmed Covid-19 cases fell to 12,541 from the record high of 13,215 on Thursday (July 15).

Dr Noor Hisham said the country's daily number of pandemic-linked deaths, however, rose to 115 yesterday from 110 on Thursday.

It was reported that Malaysia's Covid-19 vaccination scheme started on Feb 24, 2021, with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin taking the first jab.

"The roll-out will be the largest vaccination drive in the country's history, targeting over 26 million residents," Nikkei Asia reported.

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