PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll has reached 25,695 after the Health Ministry reported 258 total deaths due to the coronavirus on Monday (Sept 27).
Based on the ministry’s Github data repository, four out of the 258 deaths actually occurred on Monday.
The rest are backlogged cases from July (32 deaths), August (49) and September (173) that could not be confirmed previously.
Of the reported deaths, 75 were fatalities classified as “brought-in-dead” (BID) cases.
This brings the total number of BID cases in the country to 5,095.
Out of the 258 total reported deaths on Monday, 81 were in the Klang Valley.
The rest were in Johor (53), Kedah (46), Penang (21), Sarawak (19), Sabah (12), Kelantan (five), Pahang (five), Perak (five), Melaka (four), Terengganu (four), Perlis (two) and Negri Sembilan (one).
Putrajaya and Labuan had no new reported deaths.
Based on the latest graphs on the ministry’s CovidNow website, the country’s death cases are still on a declining trend.
The average number of deaths in the last seven days - based on actual date of death - is 87.
This is a decline from early August, when the average was around 300 death cases a day.
On Monday, Malaysia reported 10,947 new Covid-19 cases and 16,430 recoveries.
Active Covid-19 cases went down to 177,560 - a reduction of over 5,000 cases from the previous day.
Of the total active cases, 147,848 or 83.3% are patients with mild infections and are undergoing home quarantine.
Another 19,180 (10.8%) are those under isolation at low-risk quarantine centres (PKRC), while 9,554 (5.4%) are hospitalised.
The number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) has gone below the 1,000 mark to 978 cases (0.5%).
Of that, 576 (0.3%) are on ventilator support.
The national ICU utilisation rate is currently at 67.3% - down from 72.2% the previous day.
Penang’s ICU usage rate is at 91.7%, down from 96% the previous day. It is still the state with the highest utilisation rate.
The Klang Valley’s ICU rate is at 68.1%.