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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Covid-19 deaths (Sept 30): Another 208 fatalities, toll crosses 26,000


COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 208 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Sept 29), bringing the cumulative death toll to 26,143.

A total of 9,488 of those deaths, or more than a third, occurred in September alone, making this month the deadliest since the start of the pandemic, underscoring the country's position as the worst in Asia in the number of Covid-19 deaths per capita.

In contrast, 7,642 Covid-19 deaths were reported in August, 3,858 in July, 2,380 in June and 1,302 in May.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 30.8 percent or 64 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.


Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at 76, making up 36.5 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Johor (30), Penang (30), Sabah (22), Kedah (12), Kelantan (9), Perak (8), Terengganu (7), Pahang (4), Perlis (4), Kuala Lumpur (4) and Sarawak (2).

No new deaths were reported in Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Labuan and Putrajaya.

The daily reported deaths have been above 200 for six consecutive days.

A total of 123 out of the 208 reported deaths or 59.1 percent occurred in the last seven days.

The remaining deaths took place more than a week ago but were only recorded yesterday due to delays in data reporting.

An average of 325 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days, compared to the seven-day average of 225, indicating a downtrend.

As of yesterday, there were 169,718 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 15.7 percent from the 201,274 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 36.1 percent from 265,716.

Previously, the Health Ministry released death statistics together with the number of new Covid-19 cases in the evening. This had since changed.

Death statistics are now released after midnight, along with other more detailed data. Malaysiakini reports them in the morning.

- Mkini

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