Covid-19: National infectivity rate at 0.97, Perlis only state with Rt value over 1, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: Only Perlis recorded an infectivity rate value over 1.0 on Sunday (Dec 5), says the Health Ministry.

Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his daily statement, said that the national R-nought (Rt) was currently at 0.97.

Selangor and Labuan both recorded Rt values of 1.0.

Sarawak recorded the lowest Rt value of the country at 0.73.

Of the 4,298 new cases recorded on Sunday, 75 cases were listed as categories 3, 4 and 5.

The country also recorded 4,929 recoveries.

Dr Noor Hisham added that nine new clusters were identified, and currently, 233 clusters remain active.

"The Health Ministry will continue to monitor developments of infection within the country and overseas via information gathered by the WHO.

"Preventive and control measures will be conducted continuously," he said.

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