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Monday, November 29, 2021

Covid-19 deaths (Nov 29): 29 reported fatalities, total at 30,309


COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 29 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Nov 28), bringing the cumulative death toll to 30,309.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 20.7 percent or six died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 919 deaths per one million population, and fourth-worst in Asia after Iran, Lebanon and Jordan – all in the Middle East.

Perak recorded the highest number of new deaths at 7, making up 24.1 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

Other states with a significant number of newly reported deaths include Kedah (6) and Kelantan (6).

The remaining deaths were in Johor (2), Pahang (2), Sabah (2), Terengganu (2) and Kuala Lumpur (2).

No new deaths were reported in Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Penang, Sarawak, Selangor, Labuan and Putrajaya.

A total of 27 out of the 29 reported deaths or 93.1 percent occurred in the last seven days.

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

An average of 49 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days, compared to the seven-day average of 44, indicating a downtrend.

To date, 1,496 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.

A total of 2,704 Covid-19 deaths were reported in October, 9,678 in September, 7,642 in August and 3,858 in July.

As of yesterday, there were 66,455 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 3.4 percent from the 68,792 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 5.1 percent from 70,060.

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

From the 4,239 new cases yesterday, a total of 88 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 46 (52.3 percent) were from workplaces while 30 (34.1 percent) were from education institutions.

Another 6 (6.8 percent) were from clusters linked to community transmissions.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to religious events (4 - 4.5 percent) and high-risk groups such as old folks homes (2 - 2.3 percent).

 - Mkini

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