PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll is now at 25,159, with 228 more deaths reported on Saturday (Sept 25).
The numbers include backlogged cases in April (one), May (one), July (seven), August (57) and September (162).
Of the reported deaths on Saturday, 36 fatalities were classified as “brought-in-dead” (BID) cases.
This brings the total number of BID cases in the country up to 4,923.
Based on the latest graphs on the Health Ministry’s CovidNow website, the country’s death cases are still on a declining trend.
The average number of deaths in the last seven days – based on the actual date of death – was 89 and this is a decline from early August, when the average was around 300 deaths a day.
Out of the 228 total reported deaths on Saturday, 78 of them were in the Klang Valley.
The rest were in Johor (56), Kedah (15), Kelantan (18), Melaka (four), Pahang (three), Perak (14), Penang (eight), Sabah (19), Sarawak (nine), Terengganu (four).
Labuan, Negri Sembilan, Perlis, Putrajaya had no new reported deaths.
On Saturday, Malaysia reported 13,893 new Covid-19 cases and 18,074 recoveries and with this, recoveries outnumbered new cases for the ninth day in a row.
Active Covid-19 cases in the country also continue to go down, with the latest number at 191,434 – a further reduction of 4,403 from the previous day.
Of the total active cases, 161,889 or 84.6% are patients with mild infections and are undergoing home quarantine.
Another 18,589 (9.7%) are under isolation at low-risk quarantine centres (PKRC), while 9,886 (5.2%) are hospitalised.
There are 1,070 (0.56%) patients in intensive care units (ICU), including 598 (0.3%) who are on ventilators.
The national ICU utilisation rate is currently at 73.2% and with 78 ICU beds utilised in Penang, the state’s ICU utilisation rate is the highest in the country at 100%.
The Klang Valley’s ICU rate is at 79.7%.