KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — The government achieved its target of 400,000 daily Covid-19 shots-to-the-arm two weeks ahead of its August schedule, after 421,479 people nationwide were vaccinated yesterday.
Over the past two weeks from June 29 to July 12, the nation’s daily average jabs reached nearly 300,000.
From July 5 to 10, daily doses administered exceeded 300,000 every day.
As of yesterday, about a quarter of Malaysia’s total 32.7-million population have received at least one vaccine dose, or some 8.1 million people. About 11.3 per cent of the population, or some 3.7 million people, have been fully vaccinated with two doses.
Kuala Lumpur had the highest proportion of vaccinated people at 81.5 per cent of the capital city’s total population who received at least one dose, including 21.5 per cent who are fully inoculated.
About 24 per cent of the total population in Selangor, the country’s most industrialised state, have been vaccinated as of yesterday with the first dose, including 8 per cent who received both doses.
More than half of Putrajaya’s total population at 53.3 per cent have received at least one dose, including 30 per cent who are fully vaccinated.
The Klang Valley is the country’s current Covid-19 epicentre, as health care workers say that the health care system in the most developed region has already collapsed, amid shortages of beds, staff, ventilators, oxygen supply, and medication.