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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Covid-19 deaths (Oct 30): 63 reported fatalities, highest in Sabah and Sarawak

 


COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 63 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Oct 29), bringing the cumulative death toll to 28,832.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 876 deaths per 1 million population.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 12.7 percent or eight died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Sabah recorded the highest number of new deaths at 13, making up 20.6 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Sarawak (11), Selangor (8), Johor (7), Perak (7), Kedah (3), Kelantan (3), Pahang (3), Penang (3), Terengganu (3) and Malacca (2).

No new deaths were reported in Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.

A total of 51 out of the 63 reported deaths or 81 percent happened in the last seven days. The remaining deaths happened more than a week ago but were only recorded yesterday due to delays in data reporting.

An average of 90 Covid-19 deaths were reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 74, indicating a downward trend.

To date, 2,624 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month. A total of 9,680 Covid-19 deaths were reported in September, 7,642 in August, 3,858 in July and 2,380 in June.

As of yesterday, there were 70,058 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 13.2 percent from the 80,697 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 58.7 percent from 169,719.

Cluster-linked infections

The Health Ministry's post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.

From the 6,060 new cases yesterday, a total of 200 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 87 (43.5 percent) were from workplaces while 60 (30 percent) were from education institutions. Another 32 (16 percent) were from clusters linked to community transmissions.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to high-risk groups such as old folks homes (18 - 9 percent) and religious events (3 - 1.5 percent).

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

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

 - Mkini

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