BY: Michelle Liew
A total of 2,837,197 individuals or 91.2 per cent of the population of 12 to 17-year-old adolescents in the country have completed the COVID-19 vaccination, as of yesterday.
Based on data via the COVIDNOW website, a total of 2,937,206 individuals or 94.4 percent of the group have received at least one dose of vaccine.
For the population of children aged five to 11 years, a total of 1,167,019 individuals or 32.9 percent have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine through the National Children’s COVID-19 Immunization Program (PICKids).
Meanwhile, for the adult population, a total of 15,280,702 individuals or 64.9 per cent had received a booster dose of COVID-19 while a total of 22,934,957 individuals or 97.5 per cent of the same population had completed their
vaccination and 23,211,514 individuals or 98.7 per cent received at least one dose of vaccine.
Daily vaccinations yesterday saw a total of 45,025 doses of vaccine given covering 23,489 first doses, 1,349 second doses and 20,187 booster doses, bringing the cumulative total vaccine doses given under the National COVID-19 Immunization Program (PICK) to 68,159,756.
Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, 87 deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded yesterday with Johor recording the highest number of 22 cases, followed by Selangor (18), Perak (10), Penang and Kuala Lumpur with six cases each.
Pahang recorded five cases, four each in Kedah and Kelantan, while Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu each had three cases, Sarawak (two) and Sabah (one).