Covid-19 deaths (Sept 18): 388 reported fatalities, death toll hits 22,743

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Covid-19 deaths (Sept 18): 388 reported fatalities, death toll hits 22,743
Covid-19 deaths (Sept 18): 388 reported fatalities, death toll hits 22,743

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 388 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Sept 17), bringing the cumulative death toll to 22,743.

There were 64 victims (16.49 percent) who died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at 167, making up 43.04 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Johor (76), Kedah (48), Penang (24), Sabah (22), Pahang (12), Kuala Lumpur (12), Kelantan (10), Perak (7), Terengganu (5), Perlis (2), Sarawak (2) and Negeri Sembilan (1).

This is the highest number of deaths ever reported in Johor in a single day. The total number of deaths in Johor is second only to Selangor.

No new deaths were reported in Malacca, Labuan and Putrajaya.

A total of 192 out of the 388 reported deaths happened in the last seven days, of which only nine was from yesterday.

Another 198 of the reported deaths yesterday were older than a week due to backlog. Some were as far back as April.

An average of 315 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days. The seven-day average - the average over the last seven days - is 417.

As of yesterday, there were 221,339 active Covid-19 cases. Active cases are still trending down since peaking on Aug 28.

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

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

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