More than 14,000 deaths due to Covid

Out of 232 new deaths, 43 are BID cases, involving 32 Malaysians and 11 non-Malaysians


MORE than 14,000 deaths due to Covid-19 have been recorded as 232 deaths yesterday increased the total fatalities to 14,168.

Out of these new deaths, 43 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases, involving 32 Malaysians and 11 non-Malaysians.

The fatalities recorded were 94 from Selangor, Johor (64), Sabah (16), Kuala Lumpur (KL) (15), followed by 11 from Kedah, Kelantan (9), Penang (8), Perak (5), three each in Melaka and Negri Sembilan, Terengganu (2), and one each in Sarawak and Pahang.

Covid-19 cases in the country have fallen to 19,807 from the previous 22,262 on Saturday and Friday’s record high of 23,546.

The new cases brought the total cumulative to 1.56 million as of yesterday, while active cases remain high at 262,255.

“In total, 16,368 cases (82.6%) of the total cases reported had no or incomplete vaccination,” said Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah who then advised the public to get vaccinated to reduce the risk of serious infections.

Selangor continued to record the highest number of infections with 5,379 cases, followed by Sabah (2,638) and Kedah (1,948), all of which posted decreases against the previous day.

The numbers were followed by Sarawak with 1,772 which posted a decrease, Penang with 1,501 and Kelantan at 1,196.

Federal territory and states with below 1,000 cases were KL at 999, followed by Perak (703), Pahang (598), Melaka (558), Terengganu (534) and Negri Sembilan (508).

The lowest recording state and federal territories were Perlis with 54 cases, Putrajaya (24) and Labuan (4).

Meanwhile, from the 24 new Covid-19 clusters yesterday, Dr Noor Hisham said 13 were from the workplace, 10 from the community and one from the highrisk group.

Out of the newly reported cases, a total of 104, or 0.5% patients are classified as Category 5 patients, followed by a much lesser number of Category 4 with 68 or 0.3%.

There are a total of 171 patients in Category 3, while 9,624 of them in Category 2 and the rest in Category 1. Out of the currently active cases, 1,026 cases were treated in the intensive care unit, with 496 patients intubated.

Separately, some 18,200 patients recovered from Covid-19, taking the total number of recoveries to around 1.28 million which is 82.23% of the total cumulative cases in the country.

As of Aug 21, 54.3% of the population have received their full vaccination doses, while the first dose has been administered to 77.4% of the population.