18 new Covid-19 deaths, toll stands at 31,696

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PETALING JAYA: The health ministry reported 18 Covid-19 deaths yesterday, according to its GitHub database, down from 23 previously.


Of the total, two were classified as brought-in-dead (BID).

The death toll now stands at 31,696.

Johor topped the list of fatalities with 4, followed by Kedah (3), Pahang, Selangor, Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur (2 each) and Kelantan, Melaka and Perak (1 each).

There were no deaths in Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Putrajaya.


As of midnight, there were 39,742 active cases, including 253 in intensive care units (ICU), 106 of whom require respiratory assistance.

There were also 2,808 recoveries reported.

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Malaysia stands at 2,788,860.-FMT