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Johor administered highest number of Covid-19 vaccine doses on Sept 1

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 2): Johor administered the highest number of Covid-19 vaccine doses yesterday (Sept 1), followed by Sabah and Perak.

The southern state inoculated 60,915 individuals, which were 15.3% of the total doses administered across the country yesterday.

Meanwhile, a total of 42,383 shots and 40,875 jabs were given in Sabah and Perak respectively, representing 10.65% and 10.27% of the total doses administered yesterday.

Newly minted Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin yesterday said the government will accelerate Covid-19 vaccination and medical operations in five states soon, namely Sabah, Johor, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan, which are currently experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases as well as slow vaccination rates. 

Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 vaccine doses administered rose to 398,134 yesterday, from 261,768 the day before, 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).

Of this, 188,780 individuals received their first dose, while 209,354 recipients received their second jab.

Johor was the state with the highest number of first doses administered at 34,810 yesterday, followed by Perak (29,609), Pahang (20,624), Sabah (18,567) and Kelantan (18,329).

For second doses, Selangor topped the list at 29,786, followed by Johor (26,105), Sabah (23,816), Kuala Lumpur (22,363) and Penang (18,266).

Cumulatively, 35.15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered nationwide as of yesterday.

A total of 19.93 million people or 61% of the nation’s population had received at least the first dose, including 15.24 million or 46.7% who were fully inoculated.

About 6.89 million individuals or 81.9% of the total population of the Klang Valley, comprising Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. Among them, 5.75 million people or 68.3% of the Klang Valley's population were fully inoculated with two shots.

Meanwhile, 2.17 million people or 57.4% of Johor's population had been given at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. Among them, 1.32 million or 35% were fully inoculated.

As for Sabah, 1.65 million people or 42.2% of the state's population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 1.12 million people or 28.8% who were fully inoculated.

Meanwhile, 1.16 million individuals or 65.4% of Penang’s population had received at least the first dose, including 792,038 or 44.7% who had completed their two-dose vaccination.

As for Kedah, 1.11 million individuals or 50.8% of the state’s population had been given at least the first dose. Among them, 725,030 or 33.2% had completed their two-dose vaccination.

In Kelantan, 794,718 or 41.7% of the state’s population had received at least the first dose. Among them, 557,759 or 30.3% had received both jabs.

In another development, 18,762 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide yesterday, down from 20,897 for the previous day. This brought cumulative Covid-19 infections in the country to 1.76 million.

A total of 278 fatalities were reported, raising the nation's cumulative death toll linked to the coronavirus to 16,942.

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