COVID-19: Active cases in KL drop below 500-mark

KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur sees its number of active Covid-19 positive cases dropped to 432 as of noon yesterday, compared with 535 cases on Tuesday.

More than half of active cases are in Lembah Pantai, which covers several parts of the downtown areas. There were 273 cases in Lembah Pantai, according to the Health Ministry. 

The capital city has recorded 1,037 confirmed infections or 18.7% of the country’s tally. The federal territory is the second highest among all states and federal territories as of noon yesterday after Selangor with 1,357 cases.

Of the other three health districts in KL, Kepong is the second highest with 70 active cases (versus total infection of 159 cases), followed by Titiwangsa with 51 active cases (137 cases). 

The number of active cases in Cheras has fallen to 38 as of noon yesterday, down from 43 cases reported on Tuesday (April 21). 

Nationwide, there were 1,987 active cases — the lowest since March 1 compared with the total infection number of 5,532 as of noon yesterday.

The number of active cases is derived from subtracting the number of deaths and recovered cases from the cumulative figure of infected individuals.

Other red zone areas with more than 100 active cases include Kuching (212 cases) in Sarawak and Petaling (107 cases) in Selangor.

Meanwhile, other health districts in the red zones that recorded less than 100 active cases include Seremban with 92 cases, Hulu Langat (81), Kluang (86), Johor Bahru (75), Kuantan (72), Kota Samarahan (67), Melaka Tengah (60) and Klang (44).

The ministry said today, there were no orange zones (areas where the number of cases is between 21 and 40) in terms of active cases, this brings the number of yellow zones to 71 from 63 previously.

Yellow zones, according to the ministry, are areas where the health districts have recorded one to 20 active cases.

As of yesterday, Malaysia has reported 50 new cases, while daily recoveries stood at 103. The death toll climbed to 93 yesterday after one more fatality was reported.

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