KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded another 68 Covid-19 deaths as of 11.59pm yesterday.
The figure includes 12 cases that were brought in dead (BID), according to data shared on the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal.
To date, the coronavirus has claimed 27,593 lives including 5,568 BID.
The ministry's data, however, revealed there was only one actual death as of 11.59pm on Oct 13, involving an in-patient.
At the national level, there was an average of 34.5 deaths per one million people over the past two weeks, while Klang Valley stood at 17.3.
Perlis recorded the most number of deaths in the same period, with 94.2 deaths per one million people, followed by Penang (75.6) and Sarawak (62.5).
This was followed by Kelantan (49.3), Perak (41.8), Johor (40.2), Terengganu (34.1), Sabah (33.0), Kedah (27.0), Melaka (23.6), Kuala Lumpur (19.2), Pahang (17.3), Selangor (17.1), Negri Sembilan (11.5), and Labuan (10.0).
According to the data, 49.1 per cent of reported deaths related to Covid-19 involved people who were unvaccinated against the virus for the past two weeks.
Partially vaccinated people accounted for 11.4 per cent of the total fatalities linked to the coronavirus in the country and 39.5 per cent of the total deaths were those who have been fully vaccinated.
The data available on the portal also stated that most of the people who died from the virus were aged 60 and above (68.1 per cent) while people aged from 18 to 59 accounted for 30.5 per cent of the fatalities, followed by those aged 0 to 11 years old (0.6 per cent) and 12 to 17 (0.4 per cent).
Currently, 66.1 per cent of the total population have been fully vaccinated against the virus, involving 21,591,116 individuals, while 75.2 per cent (2,976,852 individuals) have received at least one dose.
It is projected that the country would achieve its goal of fully immunising 80 per cent of the population in 47 days by Nov 30.
Currently, 77.9 per cent of Covid-19 cases (82,634) are under home quarantine; 14.4 per cent (or 15,228) have been placed at Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centres and seven per cent (or 7,463) are hospitalised.
The Health Ministry reported 722 patients currently being treated at Intensive Care Units (ICU) at healthcare facilities nationwide. Of the total, 380 are ventilated.
Penang reported the highest ICU utilisation rate at 75.4 per cent, followed by Sarawak with 74.6 per cent and Putrajaya with 70 per cent.
Perak reported 69.1 per cent, Kuala Lumpur (68), Johor (67.3), Kelantan (66.7), Selangor (61.8), Sabah (56.5), Terengganu (54.4), Pahang (49.2), Kedah (48.6), Perlis (42.1), Melaka (41.3), Negri Sembilan (34.5) and Labuan with 13 per cent.
Malaysia had on Wednesday reported 7,950 new Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative number of cases to 2,361,529 since the pandemic struck the nation last year.
Selangor topped the list with 1,449 new infections, followed by Sarawak with 1,165 and Kelantan with 958.
Sabah reported 751 new cases, Johor with 703, Terengganu (499), Kedah (489), Pahang (474), Perlis (405), Perak (342), Kuala Lumpur (309), Melaka (188) and Negri Sembilan with 167 new cases.
Penang and Putrajaya reported 32 and 19 new cases respectively, while there were no new cases in Labuan.
Another 13 new clusters were reported yesterday, involving six workplace clusters, three community clusters, one private education institution (registered under the Education Ministry) cluster, another education cluster, one high-risk group cluster and one detention centre cluster.