A total of 20,698,852 individuals or 88.4 per cent of the adult population in country have competed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday, less than two per cent short of the targeted 90 per cent.
Based on the Health Ministry’s data on the COVIDNOW portal, 120,402 or 3.8 per cent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 have completed their vaccination.
It also showed that 224,034 doses of the vaccine were dispensed yesterday, of which 122,153 were the first dose, and 101,881 the second dose, raising the cumulative total dispensed under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 44,797,925 doses.
PICK was launched on February 24 this year to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Death Case Rose To 117 On Oct 5
Meanwhile, 117 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported yesterday, with 16 of them brought in dead (BID) cases, bringing the death toll in the country to 26,876.
Among the fatalities reported on Tuesday, 16 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases, raising cumulative BID cases so far nationwide to 5,398.
Sarawak reported the highest number of fatalities at 21 on Tuesday, followed by Johor (19), Selangor (14) and Perak (14), and Kelantan (11) and Sabah (11).
Reporting of Covid-19 deaths is backdated, particularly to include deaths where time is needed to ascertain the cause of death, and trends should be observed from the series based on the date of death (actual deaths), according to the ministry.
The ministry did not provide the nation’s seven-day average number of deaths linked to the coronavirus as “the trendline is cut off because reporting for the most recent seven days is incomplete”, it said.
However, the reported number of actual deaths on Tuesday thus far stood at three, according to the website.
In terms of Covid-19 fatalities per one million people over the past two weeks, Penang led at the top of the list with 97 deaths for every one million individuals in the state, followed by Perlis (90.2), Johor (62.7) and Sarawak (55.7). The national average stood at 42.7 fatalities for every one million persons, according to the website.
Malaysia reported 8,817 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, up from 8,075 a day earlier, but marked the third consecutive day where the daily figure stayed below the 10,000 mark.
A total of 8,635 new cases or 97.9% involved those with no symptoms or mild symptoms (Categories 1 and 2), while the remaining 182 cases or 2.1% were serious cases under Category 3, 4 or 5.