Sabah tops Covid-19 list with most active cases over two-week period

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 28): Malaysia reported 962 active cases for the two-week period from Sept 15 until today, with Sabah alone accounting for 894 cases, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Tawau has the highest number of active cases with 329, followed by Semporna (301), Lahad Datu (149) and Kunak (62), according to the map provided by the ministry’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC).

All of these health districts are currently categorised as red zones.

Meanwhile, other health districts that are regarded as yellow zones are Kota Kinabalu (12 cases), Kinabatangan (nine), Sandakan (five), Papar (five), Tongod (five), Penampang (four), Sipitang (three), Putatan (two), Beaufort (two), Pitas (two), Tuaran (one), Kudat (one), Kota Marudu (one) and Keningau (one).

Seven other health districts in the state are categorised as green zones. They are Kota Belud, Ranau, Tambunan, Nabawan, Tenom, Kuala Penyu and Beluran.

The MoH has three categories of Covid-19 zones: red zones are defined as districts with at least 41 active Covid-19 cases, yellow zones have 1 to 40 cases, while green zones have no active cases.

As of noon today, the number of confirmed infections in Sabah stood at 1,769 — the third highest in the country, after Kuala Lumpur (2,665) and Selangor (2,246).

Today alone 98 cases came from Sabah, accounting for 82.6% of the 115 new cases reported, a clear indication the rapid rise in Covid-19 infections in the state.

Most of the new cases were from the Bangau-bangau, Benteng Lahad Datu, Pulau, and Buang Sayang clusters.

Kota Setar the only red zone in Peninsular Malaysia

Other than the four red zones in Sabah, Kota Setar in Kedah is also categorised as a red zone. Kedah has 49 active cases in total.

States with yellow zones are Selangor (five active cases), Penang (four), Sarawak (four), Kuala Lumpur (two), Negeri Sembilan (one), Melaka (one), Pahang (one), and Labuan (one).

Five states in Malaysia have not recorded any active cases during the two-week period, namely Perak, Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor.

Today’s 115 new cases raised the cumulative cases in the country to 11,034. Active cases breached 1000-mark today with 1,011 cases — the highest since June 13, when there were 1,014 active cases.

No Covid-19 fatalities were reported today, maintaining the death toll at 134, translating to a 1.22% mortality rate.

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