Covid-19: Nation's Rt now at 1.15 with Negri Sembilan and Kedah recording the highest infectivity rates


PETALING JAYA: Negri Sembilan and Kedah have the highest infectivity rate or Rt (pronounced R-naught) number recorded in the country on Saturday (Jan 29), says the Health Ministry.

According to Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in the ministry’s daily Covid-19 update, the overall Rt in Malaysia was 1.15, with Negri Sembilan and Kedah registering the highest at 1.19, followed by Johor (1.14), Melaka (1.13), Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (both 1.1). Perlis, Labuan and Sarawak’s recorded Rt was lowest at zero.

Across the country, there were 5,139 new Covid-19 cases and 3,767 recoveries on Saturday (Jan 29).

Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 case number now stands at 2,861,069. However, there were also a total of 2,777,715 recoveries to date.

There were 119 cases requiring treatment in intensive care units (ICU). They comprise 102 Covid-19 cases while the remaining 17 cases were suspected, probable or still under investigation. Sixty-nine cases require ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham said that of the 5,139 new daily cases, 50 cases (1%) were from categories 3, 4 and 5 while 5,089 cases (99%) were from categories 1 and 2.

Category 1 means a patient is asymptomatic. Category 2 is for those with mild symptoms. Category 3 cases experience pneumonia while cases in Category 4 have pneumonia and require oxygen. Category 5 patients are in a critical stage requiring ventilator support.

Of the new cases, 226 were imported cases while 4,913 were local infections.

There were five new clusters. The total number of active clusters is now 291.

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