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Covid-19 Watch: 76 fatalities bring death toll to 28,138

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 76 new Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday (Oct 20), bringing the death toll to 28,138.

The 76 deaths include 14 “brought-in-dead” (BID) cases.

According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow website, zero deaths were reported in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.

Sarawak recorded the highest number of deaths with 12, followed by Johor (11) and Sabah (10).

The rest are Kelantan (three), Kedah (nine), Melaka (two), Negri Sembilan (one), Pahang (four), Perak (five), Perlis (one), Penang (eight), Selangor (six) and Terengganu (four).

There are 81,955 active cases as of Oct 20, with 76.7% or 62,857 patients with mild infection and undergoing home quarantine while 14.6% or 11,966 patients are in low-risk quarantine centres (PKRC).

There are 6,466 patients in hospital for Covid-19 and 666 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

A total of 9,401 patients had recovered on Wednesday.

According to the website, ICU utilisation nationwide is currently at 61.9%

Negri Sembilan and Labuan recorded the lowest utilisation at 22.7% and 25% respectively.

ICU utilisation is the highest in Sarawak at 81.3% followed by Perak at 72.1%.

The Klang Valley ICU usage rate is 66.3%.

Meanwhile, a total of 94.2% of adults in the country have been fully vaccinated as of 11.59pm on Wednesday.

About 97.3% of people in Malaysia aged 18 and above have received at least one vaccination dose.

Sabah, the state with the slowest vaccination rate compared to the rest, has reached 71.3% fully vaccinated adults.

In terms of total population, 71.2% of people in Malaysia are fully vaccinated.

The adolescent vaccination programme so far has seen 79.7% of children aged below 18 already receiving at least one vaccination dose.

About 38.7% of adolescents are fully vaccinated.

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