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Covid-19 deaths (Dec 2): 49 reported fatalities, total at 30,474

COVID-19 | The Health Ministry's Github data repository reported a total of 49 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday (Dec 1), bringing the cumulative death toll to 30,474.

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, 24.5 percent or 12 died before they could receive treatment at a hospital.

Selangor recorded the highest number of new deaths at 12, making up 24.5 percent of the newly reported fatalities.

The remaining deaths were in Perak (8), Sabah (7), Kelantan (5), Johor (4), Sarawak (4), Kedah (2), Negeri Sembilan (2), Malacca (1), Pahang (1), Penang (1), Terengganu (1) and Kuala Lumpur (1).

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

A total of 45 out of the 49 reported deaths, or 91.8 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 47, indicating a downward trend.

As of yesterday, there were 63,740 active Covid-19 cases. This is a reduction of 8 percent from the 69,261 active infections a week ago.

Compared to 30 days ago, the number of active cases has fallen by 5.2 percent from 67,235.

Cluster-linked infections

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

From the 5,439 new cases yesterday, a total of 110 of them could be traced to ongoing Covid-19 clusters.

From the cluster-linked cases, 62 (56.4 percent) were from workplaces while 20 (18.2 percent) were from education institutions.

Another 10 (9.1 percent) were from clusters linked to community transmissions.

The remaining cases were traced to clusters related to religious events (9 - 8.2 percent), detention centres (5 - 4.5 percent) and high-risk groups such as old folks homes (4 - 3.6 percent).

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