COVID-19 | The Health Ministry said 9,002 new daily Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, bringing the total cumulative cases to 4,342,559.
Active cases currently stood at 126,456, down 38.8 percent compared to 14 days ago. As of yesterday, the R-number for Malaysia was 0.84. An R-number of less than 1.00 suggests that the spread of Covid-19 was decelerating.
New cases according to states are as follows:
Kuala Lumpur (1,003)
Negeri Sembilan (493)
Another 30 deaths attributed to Covid-19 were reported yesterday, of which six were declared as “brought in dead”.
Over the past week, an average of 25.9 people were reported to have died of Covid-19, while the average for the past 30 days was 51.2, indicating that Covid-19 deaths are on the downtrend.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 35,341 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19.
There have been 358 reported Covid-19 deaths this month. For comparison, there were 2,235 deaths last month and 770 deaths in February.
Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 1,066 deaths per 1 million population, and the fourth-worst in Asia after Iran, Lebanon and Jordan – all in the Middle East.
The highest number of deaths was reported in Johor (5) followed by Penang (4), Sarawak (4), Perak (3), Selangor (3), Kedah (2), Malacca (2), Negeri Sembilan (2), Pahang (2), Perlis (1), Sabah (1) and Terengganu (1).
There are 2,675 Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised of which 151 are in intensive care.
According to Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, only Putrajaya exceeded 50 percent in the utilisation rate of its available beds allocated for Covid-19 patients.