Covid-19: M'sia records 84 total deaths on Tuesday (Oct 26), 20 BID cases


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 84 total Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday (Oct 26), including backlog cases, bringing the cumulative number of deaths due to the coronavirus to 28,576 since the pandemic began.

According to the Health Ministry's CovidNow website and GitHub data repository, the number of brought-in-dead (BID) cases recorded on Tuesday was 20, bringing the total to 5,771.

No new deaths were reported in Labuan and Putrajaya.

On Oct 26, Malaysia reported 5,726 new Covid-19 cases and 5,607 recoveries.

The number of active infections currently stands at 73,258 cases, where 77.1% are those with mild infections and undergoing home quarantine.

Another 9,580 (13.1%) are those under isolation at low-risk quarantine facilities (PKRC).

Some 9.0% of active Covid-19 cases, or 6,610 individuals, are in hospital due to Covid-19, of which 584 are in intensive care units.

The national ICU utilisation rate is currently at 61.6%.

States with less than 50% ICU utilisation rate are Kedah at 50.0%, Pahang (46.6%), Sabah (45.1%), and Labuan (33.3%).

The ICU utilisation rate in Kelantan is currently the highest in the country at 77.4%.

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