COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 45 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Nov 26), bringing the cumulative death toll to 30,240.
Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions, with 913 deaths per 1 million population.
From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 22.2 percent or 10 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.
Perak and Sabah recorded the highest number of new deaths at eight respectively, making up 35.6 percent of the newly reported fatalities.
The remaining deaths were in Johor (5), Kelantan (4), Pahang (4), Selangor (4), Kuala Lumpur (4), Sarawak (3), Terengganu (3), Negeri Sembilan (1) and Perlis (1).
No new deaths were reported in Kedah, Malacca, Penang, Labuan and Putrajaya.
A total of 41 out of the 45 reported deaths or 91.1 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 52 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 44, indicating a downtrend.
To date, 1,427 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.
A total of 2,704 Covid-19 deaths were reported in October, 9,678 in September, 7,642 in August and 3,858 in July.
As of yesterday, there were 67,547 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 1.6 percent from the 68,639 active infections a week ago.
Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 5.8 percent from 71,715.
The Health Ministry's post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.
From the 5,501 new cases yesterday, a total of 123 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.
From the cluster-linked cases, 52 (42.3 percent) were from education institutions while 47 (38.2 percent) were from workplaces.
Another 11 (8.9 percent) were from clusters linked to religious events.
The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to community transmissions (8 - 6.5 percent) and high-risk groups such as old folks homes (5 - 4.1 percent).