Lembah Pantai has highest number of Covid-19 cases; Jerantut, Batu Pahat now red zones

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): Two new areas — Jerantut and Batu Pahat — are now considered red zones as the number of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases there exceeded 40.

There are 41 infections confirmed in Jerantut, Pahang, and 48 in Batu Pahat, west coast of Johor, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

With the additional two, there are now 17 red zone areas, seven of which are in the Klang Valley. 

Klang Valley, the most populated area in the country, has 1,406 cases, which is 42% of the total 3,333 confirmed infections in the country. 

Lembah Pantai, which covers districts like Bangsar and Kampung Kerinchi, is now the red zone with the highest number of infections of 322 cases compared with 238 cases on March 31, an increase of 84 cases. 

Hulu Langat, where the government has imposed enhanced movement control order (MCO) in several parts of the area, is the second-highest red zone with 302 cases, up 37 cases from 265 four days ago. The third highest is Petaling with 292 cases, based on MoH’s statistics as at noon, April 3.  

Other red zone areas include Seremban (141), Johor Bharu (136), Kluang (132), Kepong (100), Klang (88), Titiwangsa (84), Kota Bharu (82), Kinta (82), Gombak (76) and Hilir Perak (61).

At the state level, Selangor continues to lead with the highest number of cases at 863, followed by Kuala Lumpur (543), Johor (416) and Sarawak (153).

In East Malaysia, Kuching and Tawau have the highest number of infections, with 153 and 63 cases respectively.

As at noon yesterday, Malaysia’s total number of Covid-19 infections increased to 3,333, with 217 new confirmed infections reported.

The country’s death toll was at 53. 

The number of Covid-19 infections around the world has soared past one million, with over 53,000 deaths. The US has the highest number of infections at 245,573 cases, followed by Italy (115,242), Spain (112,065), Germany (84,794) and China (81,623).

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