Covid-19: Malaysia records 96 more deaths with 21 BID cases


PUTRAJAYA: Zero Covid-19 recovery was recorded on Oct 21, with the number of new deaths reported for the day being 96.

With no recovery stated on the CovidNow website on Thursday, the cumulative number of those who had recovered from the coronavirus infection is 2,296,021.

Of the 96 deaths reported 21 were “brought-in-dead” cases, bringing the number of deaths to 28,234 since the pandemic started last year.

No deaths were recorded in Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya on Thursday.

Johor recorded eight deaths, Kedah (one), Kelantan (13), Pahang (two), Perak (14), Perlis (one), Penang (six), Sabah (16), Sarawak (21), Selangor (12) and Terengganu (two).

A total of 6,210 new infections were reported on Thursday.

The breakdown of new cases according to states are as follows: Johor (595), Kedah (319), Kelantan (540), Melaka (235), Negri Sembilan (167), Pahang (294), Perak (384), Perlis (33), Penang (381), Sabah (651), Sarawak (725), Selangor (1,027), Terengganu (485), Kuala Lumpur (327), Labuan (two) and Putrajaya (29).

The number of new active cases recorded on Thursday is 6,114, bringing the total number of such cases to 89,337.

A total of 70,896 or 79.4% are those with mild symptoms and are undergoing home quarantine while 11,581 or 13% are in the low-risk quarantine centres (PKRC).

There are 6,194 (6.9%) Covid-19 patients being warded in hospitals and 666 are in the intensive care units (ICU).

ICU utilisation nationwide is currently at 62.7%.

All states recorded more than 50% usage rate except for Kedah (47.2%), Negri Sembilan (41.8%), Perlis (47.4%) and Labuan (33.3%).

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