Covid-19: Terengganu records highest infectivity rate among all states, says Health DG


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Terengganu recorded the highest Covid-19 daily estimated infectivity rate (Rt) or R-naught (R0) at 1.36 among all states as of Jan 25, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

According to the infographics shared via his Twitter account on Tuesday (Jan 26), Melaka is the second highest at 1.28, followed by Sarawak (1.25), Putrajaya (1.19), Perak (1.17), Kedah (1.15), Perlis (1.15), Kuala Lumpur (1.12), Labuan (1.11) Pahang (1.1), Selangor (1.1) and Kelantan (1.09).

Johor, Sabah, Negri Sembilan and Penang are the lowest four at 1.04,1.03,1.01 and 1.0 respectively.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Rt for the whole nation, on the other hand, stood at 1.04.

He explained that the R-value for states is estimated with a 14-day moving window while R-value for the whole nation with a seven-day moving window.

An indicator of how fast the virus is spreading, Rt shows the average number of people who contracted Covid-19 from an infectious person.- Bernama

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