COVID-19: More districts in Malaysia have turned into red zones

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PUTRAJAYA JAN.20: There is no green district in Peninsular Malaysia except in Bandar Bahru, Kedah and this is a clear prove that more districts have turned into red zones, said Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the situation is the result from the movement of COVID-19 cases according to district in the period of 14 days until 20th January 2021.

“In Sarawak five districts are now in the red zones while the infectivity rate Ro/Rt is 1.45 that is higher than the national rate of 1.13,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement posted in his Facebook here this evening.

Meanwhile today it was recorded that 11 out of 16 new clusters were formed at the work places and scattered all over the states. The new clusters today have also contributed to the highest daily record of 4,008 new cases adding to the cumulative total to 169,379 while 2,374 had been discharged with the cumulative total of 127,662.

“From the new cases, 2,802 were Malaysians (70%) while 1,201 involving non-citizens (30%) with five cases imported from abroad,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

He added, 41,087 active cases were recorded today with 246 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 96 needed respiratory aids. However, 11 deaths were recorded adding the death toll to 630.

Relating to the new clusters at the work places, the Bestari Rantau and Tapak Bina Jalan Abdul Aziz in Selangor had 72 cases while in Johor involving the Tampoi Lima, Jalan Seroja and the Tapak Bina Jalan Digital in Johor Tenggara had 62 new COVID-19 cases.

The other clusters included Persiaran Tasek in Perak while Jalan Usaha and Tapak Bina Bukit Subukor in Melaka had contributed 10 cases and the Sungai Ibor cluster in Negeri Sembilan with four cases while Jalan Sejahtera cluster in Kuala Lumpur with 15 cases.

On the other hand five other clusters had affected the community and it included the Batu Enam in Perak, Bukit Gelugor and Sawmill Luit in Pahang, Jalan Niaga cluster in Johor and Kampung Balibata in Sabah.

The states with the new COVID-19 cases today are Selangor with 1,391, Sabah (406), Kuala Lumpur (503), Johor (470), Negeri Sembilan (176), Penang (124), Perak (170), Kedah (142), Sarawak (203), Kelantan (121), Pahang (52), Melaka (132), Labuan (1), Terengganu (81), Putrajaya (23) and Perlis (3).-Malaysia World News


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