KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): Kuala Lumpur has an average of 1,554 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 population from Jan 1 to April 29, exceeding the national average of 853 cases and leading all the states.

In a tweet, the Ministry of Health ranked the rest of the states as follows: Selangor (1,456), Putrajaya (1,135), Johor (992), Sarawak (977), Negeri Sembilan (920), Pulau Pinang (880), Labuan (718), Kelantan (631), Melaka (626), Sabah (511), Perak (434), Kedah (294), Terengganu (290), Pahang (212), and Perlis (117).

As of this year, Kuala Lumpur’s population stood at 1.93 million people, making it the eighth-most populous state.

Meanwhile, Selangor — which has the second-highest incidence rate of Covid-19 — has a population of 6.82 million while Johor, which has the fourth-highest rate, has a population of 3.98 million.

Notably, Putrajaya, which has the third-highest incidence rate of Covid-19, only has a population of 95,900.

Between Jan 1 to April 29, a total of 291,915 new Covid-19 infections were reported. Cumulative cases since the onset of the pandemic in Malaysia in January last year stood at 404,925.

Notably, Selangor saw the highest jump in cases during the period. From Jan 1 to April 29, 99,232 new infections were reported, more than quadrupling the state’s overall Covid-19 cases to 131,625.

This is followed by Johor with 39,483 cases (45,217 cases total) and Kuala Lumpur with 29,912 cases (43,401 cases total). Sarawak, which had the third-highest increase at 28,786 cases, nevertheless recorded an alarming 25-fold jump in cases to 29,899 as at April 29.

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