Covid-19: Reduction in red, orange zones

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Covid-19 testing asymptomatic close contact Covid-19 red zone orange zone The healthcare worker from Sunway Medical Centre is conducting the targeted Covid-19 screening under CoV Shield on the public to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 23 OCTOBER 2020
The healthcare worker from Sunway Medical Centre is conducting the targeted Covid-19 screening under CoV Shield on the public to curb the spread of Covid-19. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 23 OCTOBER 2020

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

KUALA LUMPUR – Despite the escalating Covid-19 positive cases, according to the data from the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), the number of red and orange zones had decreased yesterday.

The red zones in Sabah was reduced from 16 to 15 zones after the Kinabatangan district was categorised as the orange zone. The area recorded a reduction of cases from 47 to 37 Covid-19 positive cases.

However, Sabah still leads the Covid-19 red zone scoreboard with 15 zones. Kota Kinabalu recorded 3,123 cases followed by Tawau with 1,300 cases.

Sandakan (1,259), Lahad Datu (350), Tuaran (345), Penampang (280), Putatan (243), Semporna (221), Kudat (268), Papar (247), Keningau (184), Kota Belud (114), Kunak (71), Beaufort (43), and Kota Marudu (45).

In the Peninsular of Malaysia, Seremban has recorded the highest case with 549 cases followed by Hulu Langat (502) and Petaling (448).

Among the others are the Timur Laut district in Penang (137), Kota Setar (100), Seberang Perai Selatan (234), Klang (281), Sepang (313), Gombak (104), Kuala Langat (154), Titiwangsa (62), Johor Bharu (57), Barat Daya district in Penang (51), Kepong (50), Cheras (42) and the Federal Territory of Labuan (586).

Meanwhile Kuching recorded the only red zone in Sarawak with 124 Covid-19 positive cases.

The orange zones also reduced from five areas on Wednesday to four areas yesterday.

The orange zones are in Dungun (21), Putrajaya (22), Kinabatangan (37) and Ranau (27).

Perlis still recorded zero Covid-19 positive cases. Meanwhile, Pahang recorded 3 cases in Kuantan (1), Maran (1) and Temerloh (1).

Kelantan recorded 6 cases in Jeli district (4) and Machang (2). Melaka on the other hand recorded 16 cases with Jasin (1) and Melaka Tengah (15).

Terengganu recorded 30 cases with 21 in Dungun and 9 cases in Marang.

Meanwhile, Perak recorded 66 Covid-19 positive cases and Johor recorded 74 cases. –MalaysiaGazette

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