Covid-19 (April 13): 10,052 new cases, 22 deaths

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COVID-19 | The Health Ministry said 10,052 new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, bringing the total cumulative infections to 4,352,611.

Active cases stood at 120,593, down 41.7 percent compared to 14 days ago. As of yesterday, the R-number for the country is 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:

Selangor (6,156)
Kuala Lumpur (716)
Negeri Sembilan (552)
Perak (470)
Penang (345)
Johor (318)
Kedah (302)
Sarawak (295)
Terengganu (205)
Pahang (176)
Sabah (158)
Malacca (144)
Kelantan (128)
Putrajaya (56)
Perlis (16)
Labuan (15)

Another 22 deaths attributed to Covid-19 were reported yesterday, of which six were declared as “brought in dead”.

Over the past week, an average of 24.4 people were reported to have died of Covid-19, while the average for the past 30 days was 48.8, indicating that such deaths are on the downtrend.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 35,363 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19.

There have been 380 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 1,068 deaths per 1 million population, and the fourth-worst in Asia after Iran, Lebanon and Jordan – all in the Middle East.

The highest deaths were reported in Selangor (7) followed by Malacca (3), Perak (3), Johor (2), Kedah (2), Pahang (2), Kelantan (1), Sabah (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).

There are 2,599 Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised of which 161 are in intensive care.

Hospitalisation rates have been trending down steadily along with the downtrend of new daily cases.

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