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Covid-19 deaths (Nov 16): 53 reported fatalities, uptick in active cases
Published:  Nov 16, 2021 12:09 AM
Updated: 12:53 AM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported 53 Covid-19 new deaths yesterday (Nov 15), bringing death toll to 29,729.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions, with 901 deaths per one million population.

One in five of the new deaths involved people who died before they sought medical help.

Sarawak reported the most deaths (12) followed by Terengganu (9), Sabah (8), Johor (5), Selangor (5), Kelantan (4), Kedah (3), Pahang (3), Negeri Sembilan (2), Perak (1) and Perlis (1).

No new deaths were reported in Malacca, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.

According to the CovidNow website, Sarawak saw the highest deaths per million people over the past two weeks followed by Terengganu and Kelantan.

Only one of the 53 deaths reported yesterday happened more than a week ago, which is usually due to delays in data reporting.

An average of 62 Covid-19 deaths were reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 54, indicating a downtrend.

To date, 914 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.

A total of 2,704 Covid-19 deaths were reported in October, 9,680 in September, 7,642 in August and 3,858 in July.

As of yesterday, there were 65,956 active Covid-19 cases. This is an increase of 6.8 percent from the 61,760 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 31.8 percent from 96,663.

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