Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced today, 6 April, that there are 131 new COVID-19 cases
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 3,793.
Meanwhile, 236 people have fully recovered within the past 24 hours.
This has been the largest number of recoveries in a single day so far in Malaysia.
He also added that 1,241 patients have been discharged from hospitals since the disease was first identified in the nation.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded one coronavirus-related death within the past day and there are currently 102 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units, with 54 of them requiring breathing assistance.
The number of COVID-19 red zones in the country has climbed to 18
According to the infographic published on MOH's social media accounts, Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur tops the list with 376 cases, followed by Hulu Langat in Selangor with 318 positive cases.
As of today, COVID-19 red zones in Malaysia include:
- Lembah Pantai
- Hulu Langat
- Johor Bahru
- Kota Bharu
- Hilir Perak
- Batu Pahat
All four health districts in Kuala Lumpur are now marked as red zones
Cheras was previously an orange zone with a total of 38 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 4 April.
However, Malay Mail reported that the numbers have jumped to 44 within one day and on Sunday, 5 April, Cheras was marked as a red zone.
Now all four health districts in Kuala Lumpur are listed as COVID-19 hotspots with more than 40 positive cases within each area.
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