KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 29): Malaysia reported 240 Covid-19-linked fatalities on Tuesday (Sept 28), the fifth consecutive day of the daily figure staying above the 200 mark, but down from 258 on Monday.

This brought cumulative Covid-19-related deaths to 25,935, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) COVIDNOW website.

Of the latest fatalities, 71 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases, raising the country’s BID tally to 5,168.

Johor led with the most reported daily deaths at 47, followed by Selangor (41), Sabah (38) and Kedah (20).

Meanwhile, the nation’s seven-day average number of fatalities linked to the coronavirus slipped to 89 on Tuesday from 109 on Monday.

“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 deaths (actual deaths),” the ministry said without specifying the actual daily number of Covid-19-related fatalities that occurred on Tuesday.

In terms of Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people, Penang led with 14 fatalities for every 100,000 individuals in the state, followed by Johor (10.4), Sabah (6.7) and Kedah (6.1).

According to the website, the national average stood at 5.4 Covid-19-linked deaths for every 100,000 persons.

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rose to 11,322 on Tuesday from the lowest figure in three months of 10,959 on Monday. This raised the country’s cumulative Covid-19 infections to 2,220,526.

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