5 districts now classified as COVID-19 red zones in Selangor

5 districts now classified as COVID-19 red zones in Selangor

Petaling district records highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the past 2 weeks

5 districts in Selangor have now been classified as COVID-19 red zones, according to the Ministry of Health.

The five districts are: Klang, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Gombak, and Kuala Langat.

For clarification, the red zone classification is given to any district which records 41 or more cases over a two week period, while the yellow zone classification is given to districts which records between 1 – 40 cases. Green zones are districts which have not recorded any cases.

According to a list released by the Ministry of Health, a total of 26 districts in Malaysia are now considered red zones, with Sabah recording the highest number of red zone districts (16 districts). To date (21 Oct), Sabah has recorded 9,290 COVID-19 cases, the highest in the country.

Other states with red zone districts are Selangor (5 districts), Kedah (2 districts), Pulau Pinang (2 districts), and Perak (1 district).

Red Zone Districts

As of 21st October, Selangor has recorded a total of 3,605 COVID-19 cases, with 26 active clusters. More worryingly, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has stated that 18 out of the 26 clusters were local infections, and only 8 are linked to those returning from Sabah, implying that the virus is already spreading in the community.

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