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April 22, 2020

Covid-19: Malaysia’s green zones increase to 64

KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — The number of Malaysian districts in the green zone — or without any active Covid-19 cases currently — has increased yet again, this time to 64 districts, including the entirety of Perlis, the latest figures from the Health Ministry show.

In the Health Ministry’s figures released today, the increase in new green zones for Covid-19 in Malaysia as of April 21 (yesterday) includes eight districts in the six states of Perak, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Pahang, Kelantan, Sabah.


Two types of green zones

The Health Ministry’s daily nationwide map lists the number of Covid-19 cases in each district for two categories: total cumulative cases or accumulated cases so far, as well as the active cases for the day.

Under the Health Ministry’s definition, the number of active cases is arrived at by deducting deaths and recoveries from the total cumulative cases.

The same colour code is applied to both categories of cumulative cases and active cases, namely green zones (no Covid-19 cases), yellow zones (1-20 cases), orange zones (21-40 cases), and the most severe category of red zones (41 cases and above).

This means that a district which is a yellow, orange or red zone in terms of total cumulative cases reported can become a green zone, if the number of active Covid-19 cases go down to zero when patients there recover.

Under the Health Ministry’s definition, the number of active cases is arrived at by deducting deaths and recoveries from the total cumulative cases.

The same colour code is applied to both categories of cumulative cases and active cases, namely green zones (no Covid-19 cases), yellow zones (1-20 cases), orange zones (21-40 cases), and the most severe category of red zones (41 cases and above).

This means that a district which is a yellow, orange or red zone in terms of total cumulative cases reported can become a green zone, if the number of active Covid-19 cases go down to zero when patients there recover.

Green zones on upward trend

Based on the Health Ministry’s data, the number of green zones — districts without any previously recorded or without active Covid-19 cases — has been increasing steadily, up from just 47 districts on April 18, to 52 districts (April 19), 56 districts (April 20) and to the 64 districts on April 21.

This positive trend in districts with zero active Covid-19 cases is in line with the relatively high number of daily recoveries in recent weeks during the movement control order period.

The number of daily recoveries have also been higher than the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded daily on many occasions — 12 times — in recent weeks during the MCO.

The number of new Covid-19 cases has also been remarkably low in the past few days — 54 new cases (April 18), 84 new cases (April 19), the lowest during the MCO period at 36 (April 20), and 57 (April 21).

Source from : https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/04/22/covid-19-malaysias-green-zones-increase-to-64-including-entire-perlis-new-d/1859164?utm_source=izooto&utm_medium=push_notifications&utm_campaign=Covid-19%20Malaysia%20s%20green%20zones%20increase%20to%2064%20including%20entire%20Perlis%20new%20districts%20in%20six%20states%20with%20zero%20active%20cases&utm_content=&utm_term=

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