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Covid-19 deaths (Dec 1): 55 reported fatalities, the total at 30,425

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 55 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Nov 30), bringing the cumulative death toll to 30,425.

Malaysia has the highest number of deaths per capita in the Asean and East Asian regions with 923 deaths per 1 million population.

From the newly reported deaths yesterday, 14.5 percent or 8 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at 10, making up 18.2 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Terengganu (6), Kuala Lumpur (6), Penang (5), Sabah (5), Kelantan (4), Pahang (4), Perak (4), Sarawak (4), Johor (3), Malacca (2) and Negeri Sembilan (2).

No new deaths were reported in Kedah, Perlis, Labuan and Putrajaya.

A total of 51 out of the 55 reported deaths, or 92.7 percent, occurred in the last seven days.

The remaining deaths occurred more than a week ago but were only recorded yesterday, due to delays in data reporting.

An average of 50 Covid-19 deaths was reported daily in the last 30 days, compared to the seven-day average of 45, indicating a downward trend.

A total of 1,612 Covid-19 deaths were reported in November, 2,704 in October, 9,678 in September and 7,642 in August.

As of yesterday, there were 65,153 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 5.1 percent from the 68,625 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 4.1 percent from 67,971.

Cluster-linked infections

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

From the 4,879 new cases yesterday, a total of 117 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 33 (28.2 percent) were from education institutions while 31 (26.5 percent) were from workplaces.

Another 28 (23.9 percent) were from clusters linked to high-risk groups, such as old folks homes.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to and religious events (25 - 21.4 percent). 

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