PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 26,876 after 117 more coronavirus deaths were reported on Tuesday (Oct 5).
Based on the Health Ministry's Github data repository, only three of the 117 deaths actually occurred on Tuesday.
The rest were backlogged cases in October (99 deaths), September (17) and June (one) that could not be confirmed previously.
Of the reported deaths on Tuesday, 16 were classified as brought-in-dead (BID) cases.
This brings the total of BID cases in the country to 5,398.
Of the 117 deaths reported on Tuesday, 18 were from the Klang Valley.
The rest were in Sarawak (21), Johor (19), Perak (14), Kelantan (11), Sabah (11), Kedah (eight), Terengganu (five), Pahang (four), Melaka (two), Perlis (two), Negri Sembilan (one) and Penang (one).
No deaths were reported in Labuan and Putrajaya.
On Tuesday, Malaysia reported 8,803 new Covid-19 cases and 15,615 recoveries.
Active Covid-19 cases went down to 135,945, a reduction of nearly 7,000 cases from the previous day.
The country reached a peak of 260,000 active cases at the end of August, before going on a steady decline to the current figure.
Of the current active cases, 110,462 or 81.3% are patients with mild infections who are undergoing home quarantine.
A further 16,394 (12.1%) are those under isolation at low-risk quarantine centres, while 8,243 (6.1%) are hospitalised.
The number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) is now 846 (0.6%), with 441 (0.3%) on ventilator support.
The national ICU utilisation rate is currently at 63%.
Penang has the country’s highest ICU usage rate at 94.1% while the Klang Valley’s ICU occupancy is at 65.5%.