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Malaysia’s new Covid-19 deaths up at 376 on Sept 19

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 deaths up at 376 on Sept 19
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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Malaysia's daily number of reported Covid-19-related deaths rose to 376 yesterday (Sept 19) from 324 a day earlier (Sept 18), bringing the country’ total pandemic-linked fatalities to 23,443 so far, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) latest updates.

The ministry said that out of the 376 deaths yesterday, 75 were brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

According to the MoH, the 75 BID cases raised the nation’s Covid-19-linked BID tally to 4,472 so far.

"Reporting of deaths is backdated, particularly to include deaths where time is needed to ascertain the cause of death. 

"Therefore, trends should be observed from the series based on the date of death (actual deaths),” the MoH said without specifying the actual daily number of Covid-19 related fatalities that occurred yesterday.

The ministry, however, added that the actual daily number of deaths based on a seven-day average stood at 110 yesterday, compared with 137 a day ago.

Yesterday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that Malaysia's new Covid-19 cases fell to 14,954 from 15,549 the day before.

The latest reported daily figure brought the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to about 2.1 million so far, Dr Noor Hisham added.

The 14,954 new cases yesterday were a decline from 21,176 seen on Sept 10, he said.

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