Covid-19 (March 6): 27,435 new cases, 55 new deaths

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COVID-19 | The Health Ministry said 27,435 new daily Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, bringing the total cumulative cases to 3,622,607.

Active cases currently stand at 308,252, up 19.1 percent compared to 14 days ago.

New cases according to states are as follows:

Selangor (7,012)

Kedah (2,721)

Kuala Lumpur (2,685)

Johor (2,348)

Pahang (1,844)

Penang (1,663)

Negeri Sembilan (1,565)

Sabah (1,515)

Kelantan (1,279)

Perak (1,262)

Sarawak (1,244)

Terengganu (918)

Malacca (796)

Perlis (206)

Labuan (206)

Putrajaya (171)

Another 55 deaths attributed to Covid-19 were reported yesterday, of which 16 were declared as ‘brought in dead’.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions, with 1,005 deaths per one million population, and fourth-worst in Asia after Iran, Lebanon and Jordan – all in the Middle East.

Over the past week, an average of 79.1 people were reported to have died of Covid-19, while the average for the past 30 days was 40.6, indicating that Covid-19 deaths are on the uptrend.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 33,228 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19.

The state with the highest death toll is Kedah (12) followed by Penang (8), Johor (7), Terengganu (6), Kelantan (5), Perak (4), Selangor (4), Malacca (2), Negeri Sembilan (2), Perlis (2), Pahang (1), Sabah (1) and Sarawak (1).

There are 8,658 Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised, of whom 379 are in intensive care.

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