Covid-19: Cases in Seremban rise to 260, Lembah Pantai still has highest number of confirmed infections

KUALA LUMPUR (April 14): The number of confirmed infections in Seremban rose to 260 — 5.4% of the country’s total (4,817) as of noon yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health.

Seremban has recorded 136 confirmed infections since the start of the second phase of the Movement Control Order on April 1 (124 cases), making it the red zone with the fourth-highest number of confirmed infections in Malaysia.

According to the Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre, red zones are districts that have more than 41 cases.

There were no new red zones reported by the ministry so far, as the total red zones were still maintained at 26.

Based on an infographic, other red zones include Lembah Pantai — the district with the highest number of confirmed infections in Peninsular Malaysia. The district’s total infections has risen to 515 cases, or 11% of the country's total. Meanwhile, Hulu Langat is the district with the second-highest number of cases (419).

Other red zones include Petaling with 346 cases, Kluang (201), Johor Bahru (183), Klang (164), Gombak (133), Kepong (126), Titiwangsa (116), Kinta (93), Kota Bharu (90), Kuantan (80), Cheras (73), Jerantut (70), Jasin (68), Sepang (66), Hilir Perak (65), Rembau (53), Putrajaya (54), Batu Pahat (51), Melaka Tengah (48) and Hulu Selangor (45).

In East Malaysia, Kuching has 221 cases, Tawau has 71, while Kota Samarahan has 49.

As of yesterday, Malaysia’s daily recoveries have exceeded the number of daily cases for the fifth time, with 168 cured cases against 134 daily infections, bringing the total recoveries to 2,276, or 47.23% of the country’s total.

Sixty-six were treated in intensive care units, of whom 36 needed respiratory assistance.

The death toll stood at 77 after one more death was reported — a man, aged 62, who had high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney failure. The deceased died at 9.15am yesterday in Melaka Hospital.

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