Covid-19: 603 active cases in Cheras, including Bukit Jalil immigration depot cluster

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 5): Active cases in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur rose to 603 in the two-week period from noon on May 22 until noon yesterday, the highest among all health districts in the country, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The number of active cases in Cheras increased by 152, from 451 active cases reported for the previous day.

This was due to a surge in cases in a few clusters placed under Cheras areas, including the Bukit Jalil immigration depot cluster, Pudu market cluster, Cheras flat cluster and Cheras security guard cluster.

According to data provided by the ministry, the Bukit Jalil immigration depot cluster recorded 573 confirmed infections in the past two-week period.

Meanwhile, the Pudu market cluster recorded 12 confirmed infections, followed by the Cheras flat cluster (six) and Cheras security guard cluster (13).

This brought total infections in all clusters in Cheras to 604 in the two-week period.

According to a map provided by the MoH’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), active cases in Kuala Lumpur rose to 685, the highest among all states and federal territories (FTs), compared to Selangor (205) and Negeri Sembilan (99).

Besides Cheras, Lembah Pantai was another health district that was placed under red zones with 77 active cases.

Two health districts in the capital city, Kepong and Titiwangsa, were categorised as yellow zones as Kepong had three active cases while Titiwangsa had two.

Meanwhile, the number of cumulative cases in the capital city rose to 2,370, compared to Selangor (1,930) and Negeri Sembilan (905).

Other health districts that were identified as red zones in Malaysia included Hulu Langat (95), Rembau (94), and Sepang (62).

This means there were five health districts categorised as red zones in the country.

In total, 1,036 positive cases were detected during the two-week period, said the MoH.

The ministry said the cases counted during the two-week period were local transmissions involving Malaysians and non-citizens, including detainees at immigration detention centres in Bukit Jalil, Semenyih, Sepang and Putrajaya.

Active cases refer to patients being treated in hospitals, noted the MoH.

The MoH has three categories of Covid-19 zones: Red zones are defined as districts with at least 41 active Covid-19 cases, yellow zones have one to 40 cases, while green zones have no active case.

Six states in the country were maintained as green zones as the states had no active case in the two-week period, namely Penang, Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Labuan.

As for other states, Pahang had 23 active cases, Johor and Putrajaya both had four active cases, Sabah and Sarawak had six active cases each, Melaka had three and Perak had one.

Yesterday, the MoH reported that Malaysia's new Covid-19 cases jumped to 277, the highest-ever daily figure recorded in the country, of which 275 were local transmissions, while two were imported cases.

This brought total infections up to 8,247 with 1,573 active cases.

Meanwhile, 28 patients were discharged, which brought the number of recovered patients to 6,559 since the outbreak began in January this year.

The country's Covid-19 recovery rate stood at 79.5% of total cumulative cases.

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