Malaysia's Covid-19 infectivity up slightly to 1.16 from 1.14, says Dr Noor Hisham


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  • Wednesday, 28 Jul 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-naught) in Malaysia increased to 1.16 on Wednesday (July 28) from 1.14 on Tuesday (July 27), says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said, in a Facebook post Wednesday, that among the various states, Terengganu had the highest infectivity rate of 1.33, followed by Kelantan (1.26), and Sabah and Penang (both at 1.25).

Nine other localities comprising Sarawak, Melaka, Pahang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Perak, Johor and Kedah registered rates of between 1.04 and 1.22.

The R-naught value refers to the infectivity of a virus, that is how many individuals can be infected by a positive case. - Bernama

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