Malaysia’s Death Rate Increased By 10.1% Between April To June This Year
According to the latest data disclosed by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) yesterday, the national birth rate has unsurprisingly declined in the second quarter of 2021 by a 4.4% decrease. Unfortunately, our death rate also saw a 10.1% increase.
Compared to the 40,241 deaths recorded between April to June of last year, 44,307 were recorded during the same period this year, with the number of male deaths at 25,216 while female deaths account for 19,091. Majority of this increase in numbers was linked to Covid-19 related deaths, which took up 3,898 cases, with 2,279 among males and 1,620 among females.
On the other hand, out of the 111,573 births recorded in the second quarter of this year, female babies slightly outnumbered male babies with 55,881 births as compared to male babies at 55,692 births, said Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin.
As a result, the gender balance for Malaysians in the second quarter of 2021 stands at approximately 16.77 million men and 15.88 million women, with the sex ratio at 106 males per 100 females.