The Health Ministry reported 487 new deaths from Covid-19 as at midnight, of which seven were deaths that had occurred yesterday.
The remaining 480 deaths were backlogs, according to data from the ministry’s Git.hub repository.
With the fresh fatalities, the Covid-19 death toll now stood at 24,565.
The daily death figure is the sum total of the number of deaths that occurred on the day plus backlog reports of deaths, or deaths that had just been confirmed by the health authorities to be due to Covid-19.
Meanwhile, 161 out of the 480 people who succumbed to Covid-19 were pronounced dead on arrival.
Selangor reported the highest number of fatalities, with 178 cases, which is slightly lower than the 187 cases reported the day before. Of the 178 cases, 71 were dead on arrival.
Other states and territories that reported new deaths were Johor (63), Kelantan (16), Penang (36), Sabah (87), Perak (18), Kuala Lumpur (44), Sarawak (1), Kedah (14) Pahang (5), Terengganu (3), Malacca (5), Negri Sembilan (5) and Perlis (2).
No deaths were reported in Labuan and Putrajaya.
Of all the states, only Johor, Perak and Pahang reported actual deaths yesterday, while the toll from other states were backlog deaths.
Johor reported five deaths while Perak and Pahang reported one each.
The national average was 6.3 deaths per population of 100,000 with Penang having the highest with 16.1 deaths.
The seven-day average for actual deaths was 106 cases.
Meanwhile, 14,990 new Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday, which brought the cumulative total to 2,142,924.
According to the CovidNow website, there are currently 201,274 active cases in the country, with 168,258 patients or 83.6% under home quarantine, 21,581 (10.7%) at low-risk quarantine centres and 10,321 (5.1%) in hospitals.
Of this, 1,114 are in intensive care units, where 615 are on ventilator support while 499 were not. – TMI