KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): Malaysia reported 208 Covid-19-linked fatalities on Wednesday (Sept 29), the sixth consecutive day the daily figure stayed above the 200 mark, but down from 240 on Tuesday.

The latest reported deaths brought cumulative Covid-19-related fatalities in the country to 26,143, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) COVIDNOW website.

Of the latest reported deaths, 64 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases, meaning Covid-19 patients who passed away before receiving medical treatment. To date, total BID cases in the nation stood at 5,232.

Selangor topped the list on Wednesday with 76 Covid-19-linked fatalities, followed by Johor (30), Penang (30) and Sabah (22).

Elsewhere in the Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur logged 21 more Covid-19-related deaths, while Putrajaya continued to report zero fatalities.

Meanwhile, the nation’s seven-day average number of deaths linked to the coronavirus slipped to 88 on Wednesday from 107 on Tuesday. 

“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 Wednesday.

In terms of Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people, Penang continued to lead with 13.9 fatalities for every 100,000 individuals in the state, followed by Johor (9.9), Sabah (6.7) and Perlis (5.9).

The national average stood at 5.2 Covid-19-linked deaths for every 100,000 persons, according to the website.

Malaysia reported 12,434 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, up from 11,332 on Tuesday. This raised the country’s cumulative Covid-19 infections to 2,232,960.

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