Covid-19 Deaths (Nov 15): 45 Reported Fatalities, Total at 29,676

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry’s Github data repository reported a total of 45 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Nov 14), bringing the cumulative death toll to 29,676.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions, with 901 deaths per one million population.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 26.7 percent or 12 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Kedah recorded the highest number of new deaths at eight, making up 17.8 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Penang (7), Selangor (7), Perak (4), Sarawak (4), Kelantan (3), Sabah (3), Terengganu (3), Malacca (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Johor (1) and Negeri Sembilan (1).

No new deaths were reported in Pahang, Perlis, Labuan and Putrajaya.

A total of 43 out of the 45 reported deaths or 95.6 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 64 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days, compared to the seven-day average of 55, which indicates a downtrend.

To date, 861 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.

As of yesterday, there were 65,417 active Covid-19 cases. This is an increase of 1.2 percent from the 64,623 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 33.8 percent from 98,773.

Cluster-linked infections

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

From the 5,162 new cases yesterday, a total of 106 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 70 (66 percent) were from workplaces while 28 (26.4 percent) were from high-risk groups such as old folks homes.

Another five (4.7 percent) were from clusters linked to education institutions.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to and community transmissions (three – 2.8 percent).


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