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60 percent of 159 counties nationwide changed status to red zones

Nearly 60 percent of 159 counties nationwide changed status to red zones as of yesterday.

Data shared by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Facebook shows that all districts in five states and regions, namely Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Putrajaya have turned into a full red zone.

Data on the 14th day movement of the distribution of COVID-19 cases between April 21 till today, shows that 93 districts are now in red zone status.

More than 65 per cent of the red zone districts or 61 districts are in the Peninsula.

Apart from that, the number of active cases recorded nationwide in the past 14 days also recorded an increase of more than 53 percent, from 25,804 on April 21 to 39,490 yesterday.

Selangor recorded the highest number of active cases during the period at 11,420 cases, in addition to Sarawak which recorded 7,420 cases and Kelantan (6,093) for the same period.

Petaling district recorded the highest number of active cases in 14 days, namely 4,463, apart from Hulu Langat, Selangor (2,596) and Kota Bharu, Kelantan (2,558).

Eight other districts in five states recorded more than 1,000 cases in the same period, namely Klang (1,521) and Gombak (1,091) in Selangor; Pasir Mas (1,241) in Kelantan; Kepong (1,361) and Lembah Pantai (1,055) in Kuala Lumpur; Johor Bahru (1,344) in Johor; as well as Bintulu (1,328) and Sibu (1,053) in Sarawak.

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