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Covid-19 deaths (Dec 4): 17 reported fatalities, lowest since May 10
Published:  Dec 3, 2021 11:57 PM
Updated: 11:57 PM

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 17 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Dec 3), bringing the cumulative death toll to 30,538.

This is the lowest number of reported deaths in 207 days, the lowest since May 10, seven months ago.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 925 deaths per 1 million population.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, four died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at three, making up 17.6 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Negeri Sembilan (2), Perlis (2), Sabah (2), Terengganu (2), Kuala Lumpur (2), Johor (1), Kelantan (1), Malacca (1) and Sarawak (1).

No new deaths were reported in Kedah, Pahang, Perak, Penang, Labuan and Putrajaya.

A total of 15 out of the 17 reported deaths or 88.2 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 48 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 43, indicating a downward trend.

As of yesterday, there were 62,486 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 7.5 percent from the 67,547 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 7 percent from 67,162.

Cluster-linked infections

The Health Ministry's post-midnight update also provided further insights into the new Covid-19 infections yesterday.

From the 5,551 new cases yesterday, a total of 179 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 104 (58.1 percent) were from education institutions while 66 (36.9 percent) were from workplaces.

Another 6 (3.4 percent) were from clusters linked to religious events.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to high-risk groups such as old folks homes (3 - 1.7 percent).

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