KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Sepang and Kota Samarahan have been added into the red zone areas, as the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases there breached 40, according to the Ministry of Health.

As of yesterday, there were 46 infections confirmed in Sepang, Selangor, and 42 in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.

With the additional two, there are now 23 red zone areas. All KL health districts became red zones after Cheras surpassed 40 cases on April 5. Cheras has recorded 59 cases as of yesterday.

Lembah Pantai continues to lead with the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 412 cases, followed by Hulu Langat (345) and Petaling (306). 

Other red zone areas include Kluang (174), Seremban (174), Johor Bharu (146), Klang (123), Gombak (111), Kepong (105), Titiwangsa (95), Kinta (93), Kota Bharu (85), Hilir Perak (66), Jerantut (61), Batu Pahat (48), Rembau (47), Putrajaya (43) and Jasin (42).

Meanwhile, Kuching in Sarawak continues to have the most cases in East Malaysia, with 182 cases, followed by Tawau in Sabah with 67 cases.

Malaysia recorded 170 new confirmed Covid-19 cases yesterday, pushing the country’s total to 3,963. Meanwhile, 80 people recovered and were discharged yesterday, raising total recoveries to 1,321 or 33.33% of total cases to date. The death toll has reached 63, with one more fatality recorded.

At the state level, Selangor continues to lead with the highest number of cases at 1,020, followed by Kuala Lumpur (671), Johor (478), Negeri Sembilan (261) and Sarawak (241). Overall, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur now account for 42% of all confirmed infections in Malaysia. 

Since the movement control order was enforced on Mar 18, Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases have gone up by more than five-fold or 3,290 new cases, from 673.

Total infections in Selangor alone went up by more than six-fold or 859 cases from 161 cases on March 17, while Kuala Lumpur's cases jumped about five times or 558 from 113. Together, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur recorded 1,417 new cases since the MCO started, representing about 43% of the 3,290 new cases.

Malaysia is currently the eighth Asian country with the highest confirmed infections, after China (81,740), Iran (62,589), Turkey (30,217), South Korea (10,331), Israel (9,006), India (4,858) and Pakistan (4,004).

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