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KUALA LUMPUR: Lembah Pantai continued to be the worst-hit Covid-19 hotspot in Malaysia with 572 cases or 11.5% of the country’s 4,987 infections as of Tuesday noon, according to the ministry of health (MoH).
This means Lembah Pantai, which is located in Kuala Lumpur, has more cases than some countries such as Taiwan (393), Vietnam (267) and Brunei (136).
Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur alone accounted for 2,252 new cases, according to the MoH.
Based on the statistics provided by the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), total red zones in Malaysia rose to 27, with Hulu Langat recording the second highest number of cases, at 433 cases.
Other red zones in Peninsular Malaysia included Petaling with 359 cases, Seremban (261), Kluang (201), Johor Bahru (184), Klang (167), Gombak (141), Kepong (131), Titiwangsa (122), Kinta (93), Kota Bharu (90), Kuantan (91), Cheras (74), Jerantut (70), Jasin (68), Sepang (67), Hilir Perak (65), Putrajaya (54), Rembau (53), Batu Pahat (51), Melaka Tengah (51) and Hulu Selangor (49).
Sabah and Sarawak have three red zones — Kuching with the highest at 240 cases, followed by Tawau (79) and Kota Samarahan (51).
Kota Kinabalu is on the brink of being classified as a red zone, with 40 cases.