KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Sarawak reported a 43.5 per cent increase in the number of people who completed Covid-19 vaccination from April 17 to 23, the highest rise nationwide.
As of April 17, a total of 33,754 individuals have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in Sarawak that is facing a surge of coronavirus outbreaks, according to a report the Ministry of Health (MOH) provided CodeBlue.
The total number of individuals who have received the second dose then increased to 48,444 as of April 23, an increase of 43.5 per cent. The state has managed to completely vaccinate 1,712 individuals per 100,000 population.
Nationwide, 495,750 people have completed vaccination as of April 23, a 12.9 per cent increase from April 17. A total of 1,542 individuals per 100,000 population nationwide have managed to get both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of April 23.
Similarly, the increase in Covid-19 vaccine registration rates in Sarawak was the highest (5.4 per cent) compared to other states and federal territories as of April 23. A total of 859,343 individuals have registered for the vaccine as of last week in Sarawak.
In terms of the total number of individuals vaccinated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, Selangor was the highest last week as the state has cumulatively vaccinated 70,468 individuals with both doses of the vaccine. This translates to 1,073 completely vaccinated people per 100,000 population.
Perak was the second highest state with 49,958 individuals fully vaccinated against Covid-19, translating to 1,984 fully vaccinated people per 100,000 population.
Labuan has administered a cumulative of 2,537 second doses, translating to 2,547 fully vaccinated people per 100,0000 population, while Putrajaya has managed to administer 5,361 second doses as of April 23, translating to 4,923 fully vaccinated people per 100,000 population.
Putrajaya has the highest vaccine registration rate as of April 23, as 98.7 per cent of the administrative centre’s 18 and above population have registered for the vaccine.
On the other hand, Sabah has only registered 15.3 per cent of their population for the Covid-19 vaccine as of April 23, while states like Kelantan, Pahang, and Kedah also have low registration rates.
Nationwide, Malaysia registered only a 3.1 per cent increase in registrations for coronavirus vaccination from about 8.95 million people as of the previous week (April 11-17) to 9.23 million people as of April 23.