KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): The Cheras district in Kuala Lumpur is now a red zone or a Covid-19 hotspot, where more than 41 cases have been recorded, the Malay Mail reported today based on the latest data released by the Health Ministry.

The report said Cheras was an orange zone or one category below with 38 Covid-19 cases on April 4, but the latest figures show that it has now crossed over to be a red zone with a total cumulative tally of 44 cases as of April 5.

With Cheras now categorised as a red zone, all four districts in Kuala Lumpur are now marked as red zones.

With the addition of Cheras, the total number of Covid-19 red zones in Malaysia has also gone up to 18.

According to the Malay Mail, as of April 5 noon, the Lembah Pantai district is the nation's top red zone for the third day running as it has the highest cumulative tally of Covid-19 cases at 376.

Lembah Pantai's total tally of Covid-19 cases was also the highest in Malaysia on April 3 at 322, and on April 4 at 367 cases.

In the latest data as of April 5, the number of Covid-19 cases in the 18 red zones or the 18 districts with at least 41 cases each are: Lembah Pantai (376), Hulu Langat (318), Petaling (292), Kuching (165), Seremban (156), Kluang (147), Johor Bahru (139), Kepong (112), Klang (109), Gombak (100), Titiwangsa (90), Kinta (84), Kota Bharu (82), Tawau (67), Hilir Perak (65), Jerantut (60), Batu Pahat (47) and Cheras (44).

These 18 red zones alone account for a total of 2,453 Covid-19 cases.

The Malay Mail said about 67% of the 3,662 Covid-19 cases detected in Malaysia as of April 5 have been recorded in just these 18 red zones.

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