COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported a total of 12 new Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Jan 13), bringing the cumulative death toll to 31,750.
The deaths were recorded in Sabah (3), Johor (2), Pahang (2), Kelantan (1), Negeri Sembilan (1), Penang (1), Terengganu (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).
No new deaths were reported in Kedah, Malacca, Perak, Perlis, Sarawak, Selangor, Labuan and Putrajaya.
Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 961 deaths per one million population.
A total of 11 out of the 12 reported deaths or 91.7 percent happened in the last seven days.
An average of 26 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days compared to the seven-day average of 17, indicating a downward trend.
To date, 552 Covid-19 deaths have been reported this month.
As of yesterday, there were 40,276 active Covid-19 cases. This is an increase of 1.2 percent from the 39,779 active infections a week ago.
Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 30.2 percent from 57,676.
From the 3,684 new cases yesterday, a total of 150 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.
The Health Ministry uploads the latest details of the Covid-19 pandemic after midnight on Github as part of its open data initiative.