National R0 currently at 0.97, says Noor Hisham


PETALING JAYA: The national Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-nought) is currently at 0.97, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

In his daily statement, the Health director-general also said that Perlis recorded an R0 of 1.16, the only state with a value above 1.0.

Selangor and Labuan both have an R0 value of 1.0, he added.

Of the 4,298 new Covid-19 cases recorded yesterday, only 75 cases were listed as Categories Three, Four and Five. The country recorded 4,929 recoveries, which outnumbered new cases.

“The Health Ministry will continue to monitor developments of infection within the country and overseas via information gathered by the World Health Organisation,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that 2,720,504 individuals, or 86.4% of adolescents aged between 12 and 17, have completed their Covid-19 vaccination.

Quoting the ministry’s CovidNow portal, it said that as of Saturday, 2,829,902 individuals, or 89.9% of the group, have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Among the adult population, 22,718,376 individuals, or 97%, have completed their vaccination.

A total of 23,046,859 individuals, or 98.4%, have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

On Saturday, 67,701 doses of the vaccine were dispensed. Of these, 3,902 were administered as the second dose, 3,209 the first dose, and 60,590 as the booster dose.

This brings the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme to 54,031,000 doses.

A total of 2,905,809 booster doses have also been dispensed.

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