PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll has reached 23,067 after the Health Ministry reported 324 fatalities on Saturday (Sept 18).
This is based on the Health Ministry's CovidNow website, which shows the number of newly-reported deaths, including the backlog as well as a separate figure for actual deaths.
The actual number of deaths is dynamic as Covid-19 fatalities take time to confirm and verify.
Based on CovidNow's latest graph, the average number of deaths daily over the past seven days is 109, the lowest in the past two weeks.
This continues a declining trend of Covid-19 deaths from early August, when the average was around 300 fatalities a day.
Of the 324 reported deaths on Saturday, 153 were recorded in the Klang Valley, followed by Johor (54), Penang (25), Kedah (24), Perak (15), Sabah (13), Kelantan (12), Sarawak (11), Melaka (seven), Negri Sembilan (five), and Pahang (five).
Putrajaya, Perlis, Terengganu, and Labuan recorded zero deaths on Sept 18.
Of these, 70 fatalities were classified as "brought-in-dead" (BID) cases. This brings the total of BID cases in the country to 4,397.