Covid-19 Hotspot: Klang Valley Records The Highest Number Of Casesjessie tan
The Covid-19 cases in Malaysia are rising by the hundreds each day and it has already reached all parts of Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. This is mostly due to the tabligh gathering earlier this month where 14,500 Malaysians attended the event.
The Ministry of Health reported that:
- A total of 9,026 people from the tabligh gathering have been tested as of 12pm, 25 March
- 1,057 tested positive
- 5,625 tested negative
- 2,704 are still waiting for results
A little note: Klang Valley encompasses the federal territories and a few of its surrounding districts, this includes:
- Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
- Federal Territory of Putrajaya
- Selangor District of Petaling
- Selangor District of Klang
- Selangor District of Gombak
- Selangor District of Hulu Langat
As Malaysians living in the area often travel to and fro for work or leisure, so the virus quickly spread in the area.
Here’s the breakdown of cases and deaths by state yesterday (25 March):
- Selangor: 435 cases
- Kuala Lumpur: 270 cases, three deaths
- Johor: 196 cases, five deaths
- Sabah: 170 cases, one death
- Perak: 128 cases
- Negeri Sembilan: 123 cases
- Sarawak: 85 cases, five deaths
- Kelantan: 85 cases, one death
- Penang: 70 cases, one death
- Kedah: 69 cases
- Pahang: 64 cases
- Terengganu: 38 cases
- Melaka: 33 cases, two deaths
- Putrajaya: 16 cases
- Perlis: 10 cases, one death
- Labuan: Five cases
At 10pm yesterday (25 March), another death was reported bringing the death toll to 20. The deceased is case 780 and is said to be a 77-year-old man who attended the tabligh gathering.
He was pronounced dead at the Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital at Kuala Krai, Kelantan at 4.35pm on 25 March.
Dukacita dimaklumkan berlaku satu lagi kematian akibat #COVIDー19 di negara kita menjadikan 20 kematian setakat ini.
— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 25, 2020
As numbers are expected to rise, we all need to play our part in curbing the spread by staying at home and following the directives set by the government. We can do it!