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Second-dose coverage nears 100 per cent

James Kon

The coverage rate for citizens and residents who have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has reached 98.8 per cent, while 69.9 per cent have received three doses.

The country’s latest vaccination rate was highlighted by Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Acting Minister of Health, during the daily press conference on the COVID-19 situation in the country yesterday.

Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi added that as of Tuesday, 132 doses of the vaccine were given to children aged five to 11, bringing the total number of first dose vaccinations administered to 33,941, which is 79.1 per cent.

Meanwhile, 783 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to children of the same age group, bringing the total second doses administered to children in this age group to 12,222 which is 40.1 per cent.

The minister also said one case in Category 5 requires treatment in the intensive care unit, while there are no cases in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance.

A total of 261 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 145,427. The total number of active cases is 1,622, with 14 receiving treatment in hospitals, and 1,608 cases undergoing home self- isolation.

Also in attendance were Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the Ministry of Health Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Acting Minister of Health, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the Ministry of Health Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman during the daily press conference yesterday. PHOTO: JAMES KON
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