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More than 7.1 million booster shots given as 18 deaths add to Covid toll

Some 58.5 million vaccine jabs have been given so far.

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A total of 22,872,297 individuals or 97.7% of adults had completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday.

According to the CovidNow portal, a total of 23,160,259 individuals or 98.9% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

In terms of teenagers, a total of 2,761,997 individuals or 87.8% have completed their vaccination while 2,852,677 or 90.7% have received at least one dose.

A total of 245,326 vaccine doses were administered yesterday, 2,747 as first doses, 3,859 as second shots and 238,720 as booster jabs.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine jabs administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 58,554,303, including 7,107,613 booster shots.

Meanwhile, according to the ministry’s GitHub portal, a total of 18 deaths were recorded yesterday, with three cases each reported in Pahang, Perak and Selangor.

Kedah, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur recorded two deaths each while Kelantan, Sabah and Terengganu had one death each.

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