Covid-19: Ministry targets infectivity rate of below 0.5, says Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Health Ministry (MOH) is targeting a R-naught value or infectivity rate of below 0.5 through public health activities in preventing and controlling the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said the number of new cases reported yesterday, which was 1,210 cases, put the value of the country's immunity rate at between 1.1 and 0.9.

"MOH is targeting R naught or infectivity rate below 0.5 by increasing public health activities to prevent and control infections (Covid-19)," he said via his official Twitter on Wednesday (Nov 18).

Yesterday, Covid-19 positive cases in Malaysia continued to record four digits with 1,210 cases , bringing the total cumulative in the country to 49,730 cases. - Bernama

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