Covid-19 Deaths (Nov 14): 55 Reported Fatalities, Total at 29,631

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry’s Github data repository reported a total of 55 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Nov 13), bringing the cumulative death toll to 29,631.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 891 deaths per 1 million population.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 20 percent or 11 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Sarawak recorded the highest number of new deaths at 22, making up 40 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Kelantan (5), Perak (5), Sabah (5), Selangor (5), Kedah (4), Terengganu (4), Malacca (2), Johor (1), Pahang (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).

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

A total of 46 out of the 55 reported deaths or 83.6 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 65 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 54, indicating a downtrend.

To date, 816 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.

As of yesterday, there were 65,319 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 0.3 percent from the 65,505 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 35.7 percent from 101,587.

Cluster-linked infections

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

From the 5,809 new cases on Saturday, a total of 118 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 59 (50 percent) were from workplaces while 29 (24.6 percent) were from high-risk groups such as old folks homes.

Another 28 (23.7 percent) were from clusters linked to education institutions.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to community transmissions (2-1.7 percent).


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