COVID-19 | The Health Ministry’s Github data repository reported a total of 63 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Nov 1), bringing the cumulative death toll to 28,975.
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, 18 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.
Sarawak recorded the highest number of new deaths at 20.
The remaining deaths were in Sabah (7), Johor (6), Terengganu (6), Kelantan (5), Selangor (5), Penang (4), Kuala Lumpur (3), Pahang (2), Perak (2), Perlis (2) and Malacca (1).
No new deaths were reported in Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Labuan and Putrajaya.
A total of 45 out of the 63 reported deaths or 71.4 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 80 Covid-19 deaths were reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 69, indicating a downtrend.
As of yesterday, there were 67,233 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 8.2 percent from the 73,223 active infections a week ago.
Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 56.9 percent from 155,824.
The Health Ministry’s post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.
From the 4,626 new cases yesterday, a total of 144 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.
From the cluster-linked cases, 78 (54.2 percent) were from workplaces while 28 (19.4 percent) were from education institutions.
Another 26 (18.1 percent) were from clusters linked to high-risk groups such as old folks homes.
The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to community transmissions (12-8.3 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.