KUALA LUMPUR (July 20): Malaysia administered 424,936 doses of Covid-19 vaccine on Monday (July 19), up 23.18% from 344,961 on Sunday.

The doses administered were for 282,106 first-dose recipients and 142,830 second-dose recipients, according to tweets today by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), based on data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

Selangor remains the state with the highest daily number of first doses administered on Monday, with 88,025, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 55,695, and Johor with 22,882. In terms of second doses given out, Sarawak led with 38,558 jabs, followed by Selangor's 26,531 and Kuala Lumpur's 24,662.

The doses administered on Monday raised total doses of vaccines given out across the country so far to 14.77 million, with 10.1 million individuals having received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 4.67 million have completed their two-dose regimen. The latter, representing those fully inoculated, now make up 14.3% of the country's population of 32.72 million.

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The Klang Valley — comprising Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur — now has about 1.28 million people who have received their two-dose vaccinations, while 4.01 million have received at least the first dose.

A total of 10,972 Covid-19 infections were reported on Monday, the seventh consecutive day that daily cases came in above 10,000, with 129 more deaths. The coronavirus' death toll in the country now stands at 7,148.

Of the new infections, 98.5% carry little to no symptoms, as 6,337 cases (57.8%) were classified as Category 1 (no symptoms) while 4,464 (40.7%) were under Category 2 (mild symptoms).

Nevertheless, active cases that carry transmission risks continued to climb to a new high of 128,997, as new infections continue to surpass new recoveries that came in at 6,349.

Malaysia has detected 927,533 Covid-19 infections since the first case was found in January last year. Of that, 791,388 cases have recovered, representing a recovery rate of 85.32%.

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