Malaysia reported at least 14,692 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the Coronavirus tally to 4,234,087. While country’s Covid fatalities rose to 35,069 after 56 fresh Covid deaths recorded on Saturday. Meanwhile, a total of 6,129 children aged five to eleven have received two doses of the Covid vaccine, through the National Children’s COVID-19 Immunization Program (PICKids), as of 2 April.
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According to the ministry of health, a total of 1,346,625 children, or 38% of the child population, have been fully jabbed with the Covid vaccine. Meanwhile, a total of 15,844,706 individuals or 67.3% of the adult population in the country have received booster doses.
The government data states that 22,954,459 individuals or 97.6% of the adult population have completed their vaccinations, while 23,230,239 or 98.8 per cent have received at least one dose of vaccine.
For adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, a total of 2,853,182 individuals or 91.7 per cent of the group were completely vaccinated, while 2,949,478 or 94.8 per cent received at least one dose of the vaccine.
A total of 25,702 doses of vaccine were given yesterday, involving 8,752 first injections, 5,292-second injections and 11,658 booster dose injections, bringing the cumulative total vaccine administration through the National COVID-19 Immunization Program (PICK) to 68,972,658 doses.
Meanwhile, according to the Health Ministry’s GitHub portal, 56 deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded yesterday with Perak, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur recording the highest deaths of 10 cases followed by Johor (eight) and Kedah (seven).