Another 72 Covid-19 deaths reported today in Malaysia as fatalities inch towards 28,000

20-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Another 72 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in Malaysia as of midnight last night, according to the latest data provided by the health ministry (MoH)

Updated figures on MoH’s CovidNow site revealed that nine of these deaths were of patients already brought in dead (BID)

The nationwide toll for Covid-19 related deaths now stands at 27,993 fatalities

Of this total, 5,655 fatalities were BID victims

Over a 14-day average, Perlis notched the highest number of deaths per one million people with 863 deaths, followed by Sarawak with 582 deaths, Penang with 491 deaths

Kelantan registered an average of 367 deaths, while the three states that make up the Klang Valley saw an average of 137 deaths over the last fortnight

The overall fatality rate now stands at 12 per cent of the total number of infections, which currently is at 239 million confirmed Covid-19 infections

Data on the CovidNow website showed that as of last night, 686 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths involved non-vaccinated individuals, 215 per cent involving those partially vaccinated, and 99 per cent were fully vaccinated

Additionally, the MoH reported that there are 679 patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) nationwide, with 347 of them intubated and on ventilators.


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