Covid-19 cases fall in Selangor, Hulu Langat no longer red zone

KUALA LUMPUR (June 8): Active cases of Covid-19 in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan saw a decline, bringing the total cases in Malaysia to 941 yesterday.

According to statistics provided by the Ministry of Health (MoH), total cases in Malaysia in the two-week period from May 25 to June 7 declined by 41 cases from 982.

The bulk of the drop in total cases in the period was in Selangor, down to 130 cases versus 170. The steep fall was mainly in Hulu Langat that saw 23 cases, falling from 58 cases. As such, Hulu Langat was no longer a red zone yesterday.

Sepang saw its total cases fall by four to 58 cases, while Hulu Selangor became a green zone yesterday with zero case, down from five previously.

Kuala Langat (31), Petaling (seven) and Klang (three), on the other hand, each had one extra infection respectively.

In Kuala Lumpur, there were 660 cases in total in the two-week period. Total cases in the capital city fell by three cases, with one in Cheras and two in Lembah Pantai.

Negeri Sembilan saw an increase of one infection in Seremban, bringing its total cases to 104.

Meanwhile, Pahang, Putrajaya, Melaka, Johor and Perak saw their cases stay flat. Pahang had nine cases, while Putrajaya and Melaka each had four cases, Johor had three, while Perak remained with one case.

In Sabah, however, total cases rose to nine, with two additional cases in Tuaran. Sarawak’s total cases were maintained at seven.

Five states remained without any infections, including Penang, Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Minus Hulu Langat, there were four red zones in Malaysia yesterday, all in Peninsular Malaysia, which were Cheras in Kuala Lumpur (575 cases), Rembau in Negeri Sembilan (98 cases), Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur (80 cases) and Sepang (58 cases).

As of noon yesterday, Malaysia saw its number of daily new Covid-19 cases decline once more to 19 from 37.

During the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s daily briefing, director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that yesterday’s number brought total cases in Malaysia to 8,322, with active cases rising to 1,531.

Meanwhile, the ministry reported 39 recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered patients in the country to 6,674, translating into a recovery rate of 80.2% of the total number of cases.

No death occurred yesterday, leaving the total number of deaths at 117, resulting in a mortality rate of 1.4%.

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