By Hakim Mahari
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 October 2021: A total of 20,603,249 individuals or 88 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday (4 October), according to Bernama report.
Based on the Health Ministry’s data on the COVIDNOW portal, 94.4 per cent, or 22,098,764 individuals, of the adult population have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 114,124 individuals or 3.6 per cent of adolescents aged between 12 and 17 completed their vaccination.
For the total population, a total of 20,717.373 individuals or 63.4 per cent had completed the COVID-19 vaccine injection and a total of 23,961,163 of the total population, or 73.3 per cent, had received at least one dose.
It also showed a total of 221,812 doses of the vaccine were dispensed yesterday with 126,433 as the first dose and 95,379 as the second dose bringing the cumulative number of vaccine doses through the National COVID-19 Immunisation Program (Program Imunisasi COVID-19 Kebangsaan or PICK) to over 44,573,891 doses.
PICK was launched on 24 February to provide vaccinations to curb the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide.
Meanwhile, two deaths due to COVID-19 were reported yesterday and both were brought in dead (BID) to hospital, bringing the total death due to the virus in the country to 26,759. ***
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