KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): A total of 14.3 million people representing 61.1% of Malaysia's adult population had completed their two-dose Covid-19 vaccination programme as of Friday, Aug 27. 

And 19.09 million representing 81.5% of its adult population had had at least one dose of the vaccine, according to figures provided by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) today.

In total population terms, 58.5% in Malaysia had had at least one dose, while 43.8% were fully inoculated.

In the key economic region of the Klang Valley — comprising Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya — 88.7% of the adult population had been fully vaccinated, while 110.4% had at least one dose (the figure exceeds 100% as official population statistics have yet to account for changes in population since the last census, and undocumented residents; vaccines also given out to non-residents).

This means 64.9% of the region's overall population had been fully vaccinated, while 80% had at least one dose.

Based on the breakdown of states and federal territories, Labuan had the highest percentage of fully inoculated adults at 93.1%, followed by Sarawak at 86.4%.

The country had administered 33.39 million vaccine doses as of Friday, up from 33.04 million on Thursday, although the daily figure was lower at 343,900 versus 408,295 given out the previous day. 

Malaysia reported 22,070 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, down from 24,599 it logged on the previous day. 

Daily infections, which had remained above the 20,000 mark since Tuesday (Aug 24), touched a new record high of 24,599 cases on Thursday (Aug 26). Prior to that, the daily figure saw a brief two-day dip to below 20,000 on Aug 22 and 23.

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