Malaysia’s total Covid-19-linked deaths topped 24,000 on Sept 21

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 22): Malaysia’s total number of Covid-19 related deaths topped 24,000 yesterday (Sept 21) after the nation reported another 334 fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) latest updates.

The ministry said the 334 deaths brought the country’ total Covid-19 linked fatalities to 24,078 so far.

The MoH added that out of the 334 deaths yesterday, 84 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases, raising Malaysia’s Covid-19-linked BID tally to 4,648 thus far.

"Reporting of deaths is backdated, particularly to include deaths where time is needed to ascertain the cause of death. 

"Therefore, trends should be observed from the series based on the date of death (actual deaths),” the ministry said without specifying the actual daily number of Covid-19 related fatalities that occurred yesterday.

The MoH, however, added that the actual daily number of deaths based on the seven-day average stood at 101 yesterday, compared with 124 a day earlier (Sept 20).

Yesterday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that the nation reported 15,759 new cases for the day, up from 14,345 the day before.

The latest reported daily figure brought the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2.13 million so far, he added.

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