MOH: 26 Districts Are Classified As COVID-19 Red Zones

There are 724 new cases today, 21 October.

Cover image via Farhan Najib/Malay Mail & The Straits Times

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah just announced that there are 724 new COVID-19 cases today, 21 October

During the press conference announcing the daily COVID-19 updates, he said that this brings the number of cases in Malaysia to a total of 22,957.

Out of the total number of new cases, 535 are recorded in Sabah, 116 in Selangor, 26 in Kuala Lumpur, 12 in Penang, and nine in Negeri Sembilan.

Since the first report of COVID-19 in the nation, Malaysia has recorded a total of 199 coronavirus-related deaths

Six patients passed away today. 102 people are currently receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units around the nation, with 31 of them requiring breathing assistance.

And on the other hand, 580 people have fully recovered within the past day. A total of 14,931 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in Malaysia.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that 26 districts are now classified as COVID-19 red zones with over 40 confirmed cases in each area

The COVID-19 red zones in Malaysia include:

- Kota Setar, Kedah
- Pokok Sena, Kedah
- Timur Laut, Penang
- Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang
- Klang, Selangor
- Petaling, Selangor
- Hulu Langat, Selangor
- Gombak, Selangor
- Kuala Langat, Selangor
- Lahad Datu, Sabah
- Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 
- Sandakan, Sabah
- Tuaran, Sabah
- Kunak, Sabah
- Papar, Sabah
- Semporna, Sabah
- Tawau, Sabah
- Putatan, Sabah
- Penampang, Sabah
- Ranau, Sabah
- Beauford, Sabah
- Kota Belud, Sabah
- Keningau, Sabah
- Tambunan, Sabah
- Kudat, Sabah

According to the infographic published by MOH, Sabah has the most number of red zone districts in a state throughout the entire nation.

Meanwhile, Petaling in Selangor has the most number of red zone sub-districts in Peninsular Malaysia which are Sungai Buloh, Petaling, and Damansara. Each of these sub-districts has recorded at least 40 cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

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