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Covid-19: Malaysia's daily vaccination doses rise to 525,342 on Aug 12

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Malaysia's daily vaccination rate increased to 525,342 doses yesterday (Aug 12), from 497,352 reported for the previous day, according to the latest data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).

As a result, the seven-day moving average of daily doses administered rose to 444,120 from 442,596.

A total of 3.72 million adults or 44% of the total population of the Klang Valley had received their two-dose vaccination as of yesterday.

A total of 6.35 million adults in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya had received at least their first dose, translating into 75.36% of the total population of the Klang Valley.

Meanwhile, in total, 26.39 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered across the nation.

Out of the total, 16.55 million people or 43.87% of the country's population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 9.84 million or 26.09% who were fully inoculated, according to the latest updates on Twitter by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV).

Johor came on top as the state with the highest number of first doses administered at 36,996 yesterday, followed by Sabah (23,069) and Selangor (22,166).

For second doses, Selangor led the nation with 90,692 jabs, followed by Kuala Lumpur (52,765) and Johor (31,205).

Malaysia's daily number of new Covid-19 cases rose to a record 21,668 yesterday from 20,780 the day before as the nation saw more infected individuals in places including Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor.

The daily number of pandemic-linked deaths, however, rose to 318, which raised total fatalities linked to the coronavirus to 11,691. Of the latest fatalities, 118 were reported in Selangor, 52 in Johor, 45 in Kuala Lumpur, 28 in Sabah, 19 in Kedah, 10 in Penang, 10 in Melaka, nine in Perak, eight in Pahang, seven in Negeri Sembilan, and four each in Sarawak, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in an update via Facebook that these brought the country's cumulative number of Covid-19 infections to 1.34 million so far.

Dr Noor Hisham posted on Facebook a Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Removed (SEIR) model of Covid-19 daily observed and forecast cases from April 1 to Aug 12 for Malaysia, forecasting cases to fall to 0.95 point when the population is in compliance with standard operating procedures, and to rise to 1.2 points when not.

"The Ministry of Health really appreciates the help of private medical practitioners in Phases 2 and 3 nationwide. As at Aug 8, there were 1,605 active private medical practitioners under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) who have administered a total of 762,419 doses of vaccine.

"The two Private Medical Practice Vaccine Centers (PPVGP) in Cyberjaya, Sepang, that I visited recently had administered 90 to 150 doses of vaccines in a week," he said.

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