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43.7% of adults given booster jabs

Another 22 Covid-related deaths have been reported in the country.

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A total of 230,020 adults received their Covid-19 booster jabs yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of booster doses administered to the adult population in the country to 10,235,759 or 43.7%.

According to the CovidNow portal, a total of 22,913,483 or 97.9% of the adult population have completed their vaccination, while 23,191,008 or 99.1% have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

In terms of teenagers, a total of 2,778,389 individuals or 88.3% have completed their vaccination while 2,863,086 or 91% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

A total of 234,983 vaccine doses were administered yesterday, including 1,641 as first shots and 3,322 as second jabs.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 61,778,396.

Meanwhile, according to the health ministry’s Github portal, 22 Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday with Selangor recording seven cases, Perak three cases, two cases each in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Terengganu, and one each in Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang and Sarawak.

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