M'sia administers 39.69 million cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses, 55% of population fully inoculated

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 vaccination doses administered fell to 202,298 yesterday (Sept 16) from 248,810 the day before, bringing the number of shots delivered across the nation to 39.69 million.

Of the total doses given out yesterday, 62,108 individuals received their first shot, while the remaining 140,190 received their second jab, 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).

Meanwhile, a total of 21.78 million people or 66.7% of the nation’s population had received at least the first dose as of yesterday, including 17.97 million or 55% who were fully inoculated.

For the Klang Valley, comprising Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, about 7.06 million individuals or 83.8% of its total population had received at least the first jab as of yesterday.

Among them, 6.47 million people or 76.9% of the Klang Valley's population were fully inoculated with two shots.

Sabah recorded the highest daily number of first doses administered yesterday with 23,784 jabs, followed by Johor (10,189) and Perak (9,415).

As for second doses, Johor topped the pile with 30,484 shots, followed by Kuala Lumpur (15,863) and Selangor (14,016).

Follow our Covid-19 vaccination tracker to see where we are in the race to herd immunity.

Malaysia reported 18,815 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, down from 19,495 the day before. This brought total Covid-19 infections in the country to 2.05 million.

Meanwhile, 346 more deaths were reported, raising the nation’s total fatalities linked to the coronavirus to 22,355.

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