COVID-19: Sepang, Kota Samarahan are red zones – Health DG


TWO more areas are categorised as COVID-19 red zones, bringing the total number of red zones to 23, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC).

According to statistics posted on MOH’s Twitter today, the latest locations involved  Sepang district in Selangor with 46 cases and Kota Samarahan, Sarawak,  with 42 cases as of noon yesterday (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 Bahru and Kluang (Johor), as well as Seremban and Rembau (Negeri Sembilan).

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

Menahwile, Lembah Pantai recorded the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases, totalling 412, while Hulu Langat and Petaling with 345 and 306 COVID-19 positive cases, respectively.

The red zone areas are those with more than 41 cases, orange zone (20-40 cases), yellow zone  (1-19 cases) and green zone for those with no case of COVID-19.

Selangor still recorded the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases, totalling 1,020, while Perlis is the lowest with 17 cases.

Meanwhile, Malaysia recorded a drop in the list of countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, ranking the 30th in the world yesterday 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 of America with 368,449, 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 cases having recovered and 74,871 deaths.