KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): Malaysia’s daily reported Covid-19-related deaths dropped below the 200 mark after 192 fatalities were reported on Thursday (Sept 30), down from 208 the day before.

This brought the country’s cumulative deaths related to the coronavirus to 26,335, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) COVIDNOW website.

Among the latest reported fatalities, 47 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases, meaning Covid-19 patients who passed away before receiving medical treatment. As of Thursday, the total number of BID cases in the nation stood at 5,279.

Sarawak reported the highest number of new Covid-19-linked fatalities with 40 deaths, followed by Johor (34), Perak (23), Penang (21) and Sabah (20).

As for the Klang Valley, Selangor recorded 18 deaths, down from 76 a day ago, followed by Kuala Lumpur (seven), while Putrajaya continued to report no fatalities.

Meanwhile, the nation’s seven-day average number of deaths linked to the coronavirus slipped 89 on Thursday from 109 on Wednesday.

“Reporting of deaths is backdated, particularly to include deaths where time was 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 on Thursday.

In terms of Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 people, Penang continued to top the list with 13.7 fatalities for every 100,000 individuals in the state, followed by Johor (nine), Perlis (6.7) and Sabah (6.5).

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

Malaysia reported 12,735 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, up from 12,434 recorded a day earlier. This raised the country’s cumulative Covid-19 infections to 2,245,695.

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