This marks the second time that the number of daily cases breached the 15,000 mark after yesterday when 15,573 cases were recorded.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this raised the cumulative total of Covid-19 infections in the country to 996,393.
The national caseload is now just short of less than 4,000 cases to reach the one-million mark.
Klang Valley logged the bulk of fresh infections with Selangor continuing to record the highest number of infections at 7,351 cases followed by Kuala Lumpur 2,406.
“This is followed by Kedah with 867, Johor (804), Sabah (712), Melaka (631), Negri Sembilan (625), Penang (505), Kelantan (502), Perak (469), Pahang (406), Terengganu (267), Sarawak (261), Putrajaya (59), Labuan (30) and Perlis with seven,” he shared on his official Twitter today.
Up to yesterday, Malaysia administered 462,242 doses of vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said Health Minister Dr Adham Baba.
“A total of 301,536 individuals were given their first dose, while the remaining 160,706 completed their second dose yesterday,” he tweeted.
The latest daily vaccination number dipped from the day before, where 507,050 doses were administered, but the figure yesterday remained above the 400,000 mark.
The 400,000 mark was hit almost daily since July 12 with a dip to 299,593 on Tuesday, 380,440 on July 17 and 344,961 on July 18.
The total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered under the programme now stands at 16.49 million.
Of this, 11.22 million or 34.4% of the adult population have been administered with one dose of vaccine while the remaining 5.26 million or 16.1% of the population are now fully immunised.