COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported another 103 new Covid-19 deaths yesterday (Oct 12), bringing the cumulative death toll to 27,525.
Malaysia is the worst-performing country in Asia in the number of Covid-19 deaths per capita.
From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 25.2 percent or 26 died before they received treatment at a hospital.
Sarawak recorded the highest number of new deaths at 26, making up 25.2 percent of the newly reported fatalities.
The remaining deaths were in Johor (15), Sabah (13), Selangor (13), Kelantan (11), Perak (9), Penang (7), Kedah (6), Negeri Sembilan (1), Perlis (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).
No new deaths were reported in Malacca, Pahang, Terengganu, Labuan and Putrajaya.
Ninety out of the 103 reported deaths, or 87.4 percent, happened in the last seven days.
The remaining deaths happened more than a week ago but were only recorded yesterday due to delays in data reporting.
An average of 227 Covid-19 deaths were reported daily in the last 30 days compared to an average of 93 over the past seven days, indicating a downward trend.
To date, 1,317 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.
As of yesterday, there were 108,997 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 19.8 percent from the 135,946 active infections a week ago.
Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 54.1 percent from 237,278.
The Health Ministry's post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.
From the 7,276 new cases yesterday, there were 379 cases traced to active Covid-19 clusters.
Previously, the Health Ministry released deaths statistics together with the number of new Covid-19 cases in the evening. This has changed since early-September.
Deaths statistics are now released after midnight along with other more detailed data. Malaysiakini reports them in the morning.