Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Selangor’s infectivity rate overtakes Sabah’s

This follows a surge in daily new infections in the state.

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Selangor has recorded an infectivity rate of 1.95 Rt, much higher than that of Sabah, following a surge in daily new infections from two or three new cases to 10 to 15.

An Rt value indicates how quickly Covid-19 is spreading.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the numbers took into account the magnitude of change and showed a possible increase in risk in the state if public health prevention measures are not taken.

“The Rt in Sabah has stabilised although it was still at 1.29 yesterday. This situation is still worrying as it involves a high number of new cases.

“The Rt may go up if we do not take optimal public health intervention measures,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Meanwhile, the Rt in Kedah decreased from greater than one (> 1) to 0.65, in line with the drop in cases there with only two cases recorded in four days.

Noor Hisham said the situation reflected good compliance with the SOPs.

He also reminded Malaysians to continue adhering to the SOPs and measures set by the government.

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