COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 96 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Oct 21), bringing the cumulative death toll to 28,234.
Malaysia is the four worst-performing country in Asia in the number of Covid-19 deaths per capita after countries in the Middle East - Iran, Lebanon and Jordan.
From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 21.9 percent or 21 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.
Sarawak recorded the highest number of new deaths at 21, making up 21.9 percent of the newly reported fatalities.
The remaining deaths were in Sabah (16), Perak (14), Kelantan (13), Selangor (12), Johor (8), Penang (6), Pahang (2), Terengganu (2), Kedah (1) and Perlis (1).
No new deaths were reported in Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.
A total of 74 out of the 96 reported deaths or 77.1 percent occurred in the last seven days.
The remaining deaths occurred more than a week ago, but were only recorded yesterday due to delays in data reporting.
An average of 139 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 79, indicating a downtrend.
To date, 2,026 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.
A total of 9,680 Covid-19 deaths were reported in September, 7,642 in August, 3,858 in July and 2,380 in June.
Malaysia is the worst-performing country in Asia in the number of Covid-19 deaths per capita.
The Health Ministry's post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.
From the 6,210 new cases yesterday, a total of 303 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.
From the cluster-linked cases, 193 (63.7 percent) were from workplaces while 66 (21.8 percent) were from community transmissions.
Another 19 (6.3 percent) were from clusters linked to high-risk groups, such as old folks homes.
The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to education institutions (19 - 6.3 percent) and religious events (6 - 2.0 percent).
Previously, the Health Ministry released deaths statistics together with the number of new Covid-19 cases in the evening. This had since changed.
Deaths statistics are now released after midnight, along with other more detailed data. Malaysiakini reports them in the morning.