Nearly 92% of Klang Valley’s adult population fully inoculated, says JKJAV

(Photo by Zahid Izzani/The Edge filepix)

(Photo by Zahid Izzani/The Edge filepix)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 31): The number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Malaysia rose to 361,381 yesterday (Monday, Aug 30), from 302,804 the day before, according to official data.

Of this, 181,281 individuals received their first dose, while the remaining 180,100 received their second jab.

Cumulatively, 34.49 million Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, according to the latest updates on Twitter by the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV).

A total of 19.62 million people (60.1% of population or 83.8% of adult population) have received their first dose, while 14.89 million people (45.6% of population or 63.6% of adult population) have had both doses.

In the Klang Valley, comprising Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, 6.87 million individuals or 81.6% of the population had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.

Of them, 5.65 million people or 67.1% of the Klang Valley's population (or 91.6% of adult population) have been fully inoculated with two doses, said JKJAV,  citing data from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force.

The Health Ministry reported 19,268 new Covid-19 infections across Malaysia yesterday, along with 295 fatalities linked to the virus.

In all, Malaysia registered 1.73 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and 16,382 deaths as of yesterday.

 

 

S Kanagaraju