Covid-19 deaths (Sept 17): 346 reported fatalities as backlog clearing continues

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Covid-19 deaths (Sept 17): 346 reported fatalities as backlog clearing continues
Covid-19 deaths (Sept 17): 346 reported fatalities as backlog clearing continues

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 346 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Sept 16), bringing the cumulative death toll to 22,355.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 30.35 percent or 105 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Out of the 346 reported deaths, 179 happened in the last seven days, of which only one was from yesterday.

Another 165 of the reported deaths yesterday were older than a week due to backlog.

An average of 309 Covid-19 deaths were reported daily in the last 30 days. The seven-day reported average is 410.

Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at 94, which is 27.17 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

Other states with a significant number of newly reported deaths include Kedah (82).

The remaining deaths were in Johor (59), Sabah (47), Penang (30), Sarawak (14), Malacca (4), Terengganu (4), Kelantan (3), Perak (3), Perlis (3) and Kuala Lumpur (3).

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

As of yesterday, there were 227,120 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 6.46 percent compared to the 242,805 active infections a week ago.

Previously, the Health Ministry released death statistics together with the number of new Covid-19 cases in the evening. This has since changed.

Deaths statistics are now released the next day by 2am. Malaysiakini reports them in the morning.

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