Covid-19: Two new red zones declared, Sepang in Selangor and Kota Samarahan in Sarawak (updated)

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  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two more areas have been categorised as Covid-19 red zones, bringing the total number of red zones in the country to 23, says the Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC).

According to statistics posted on the Ministry’s Twitter account Wednesday (April 8), the latest locations were the Sepang district in Selangor with 46 cases and Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, with 42 cases as of noon Tuesday (April 7).

Other areas that have been categorised as red zones are Cheras, Kepong, Lembah Pantai and Titiwangsa (Kuala Lumpur); Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak and Klang (Selangor); Batu Pahat, Johor Baru and Kluang (Johor); as well as Seremban and Rembau (Negri Sembilan).

Also categorised as red zones are the Federal Territory of Putrajaya; Hilir Perak and Kinta (Perak); Jasin (Melaka), Kota Bharu (Kelantan); Jerantut (Pahang); Tawau (Sabah); and Kuching (Sarawak).

Meanwhile, Lembah Pantai has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases, totalling 412, while Hulu Langat and Petaling have 345 and 306 cases, respectively.

Red zones are districts with more than 41 cases, while orange zones have 20-40 cases, yellow zone s (one-19 cases), and green zones are those with no cases.

Selangor still has the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases at 1,020, while Perlis has the lowest with 17 cases.

Malaysia recorded a drop in the list of countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, ranking 30th in the world Tuesday with 3,963 positive cases and 63 deaths, from 29th on April 6.

Neighbouring countries the Philippines is at 34th with 3,660 cases, while Indonesia (2,491 cases) and Thailand (2,258 cases) are at 38th and 41st place, respectively, and Singapore is at 54th with 1,309 cases.

Top on the list is the United States with 368,449 cases, followed by Spain (136,675 cases) and third is Italy with 132,547 cases.

The total number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is 1,351,011, with 285,517 recoveries and 74,871 deaths. – Bernama

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