KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — A total of 1,046 people succumbed to Covid-19 in Malaysia this month alone after 61 new fatalities were reported today.
This is about 122 per cent higher than the 471 Covid-19 deaths reported in the entire year of 2020, amid a brutal new wave of the Malaysian epidemic with a record high 8,290 new infections reported today.
The highest daily number of coronavirus-linked deaths nationwide since the epidemic hit Malaysia was 63 deaths on May 26, with Selangor reporting 24 deaths, making it the state that contributed the most number of fatalities on that day.
28 Days For 1,000 Covid-19 Deaths, Four Months Previously For Past 1,000 Fatalities
A cumulative 2,552 Covid-19 deaths were officially reported nationwide since the start of the epidemic in January last year till today.
Throughout last year, 471 deaths from Covid-19 were reported in Malaysia, translating to 18.5 per cent of cumulative fatalities as of today.
A total of 1,035 coronavirus deaths were reported from January to April this year, comprising 40.6 per cent of the total 2,552 deaths in Malaysia.
Malaysia reported 1,046 Covid-19 deaths this month alone, translating to 41.0 per cent of total fatalities.
This shows that it took only 28 days to accumulate more than 1,000 deaths, which previously took four months from January to April this year.
One Of 10 Covid-19 Victims In May Brought In Dead
There has been an upward trend of brought-in-dead (BID) Covid-19 cases (died before getting medical treatment/ died on the way to health care facilities/ died at home) this month.
From May 1 to today, 99 patients were brought in dead from Covid-19, translating to 9.5 per cent of the total 1,046 Covid-19 deaths reported this month. This means that about one in 10 people with Covid-19 succumbed to the disease before they could get medical treatment.
The most daily BID cases was reported on May 22 this year, when 10 people with Covid-19 were brought in dead.
From the 10 brought in dead cases on May 22, nine were from Selangor and one was from Pahang.
Klang Valley Comprises 42% Of Covid-19 Deaths In May
More than four of 10 people who died from Covid-19 this month perished in the Klang Valley, the country’s economic centre reporting 439 fatalities, or 42 per cent of 1,046 nationwide fatalities.
Out of the 439 deaths in the Klang Valley, Selangor reported 328 deaths, Kuala Lumpur (110), and Putrajaya (one).
The highest number of daily Covid-19 deaths reported in the Klang Valley this month was 33 deaths on 26 May.