KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 9): Malaysia’s recorded daily Covid-19 deaths fell to 78 on Friday (Oct 8) from 132 the day before, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a tweet on Saturday.

Of the total, 23 cases were recorded as brought-in-dead (BID), MoH said, bringing the total in this category to 5,473.

The daily new deaths included 12 outstanding cases in September, it said. The latest tally brings the total Covid-19-related deaths in Malaysia to 27,191.

Meanwhile, the nation also recorded 12,724 new recoveries, down from 12,884 on Oct 7.

Some 407 cases representing 0.3% of active cases comprises patients in the ICU who don't require breathing ventilators, representing 61.2% overall capacity.

Another 385 patients required breathing ventilators, representing 42.4% of overall capacity.

With the latest changes, active cases fell to 125,998 as of 11.59am Friday, with 7,881 patients or 6.3% hospitalised.

On a related matter, the country’s completed vaccination rate among adults stood at 89.4%, where 94.7% had at least the first dose.

Among the entire population, 64.6% have completed their Covid-19 vaccination, while 74.9% have received at least one dose.

In a separate tweet, health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia recorded 8,743 new cases on Oct 9, down from 9,751 on Oct 8.

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