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Terengganu has highest infectivity rate in the country, says health DG

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shares an infographic showing that Terengganu's R-naught value as of Jan 25 was 1.36 while the Rt for the entire nation is 1.04.

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Terengganu had recorded the highest daily estimated infectivity rate (Rt) or R-naught (R0) at 1.36 among all states as of Jan 25, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

According to an infographics shared on his Twitter account, Melaka has the second highest Rt value at 1.28, followed by Sarawak (1.25), Putrajaya (1.19), Perak (1.17), Kedah (1.15), Perlis (1.15), Kuala Lumpur (1.12), Labuan (1.11) Pahang (1.1), Selangor (1.1) and Kelantan (1.09).

Johor, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan and Penang are the four lowest at 1.04, 1.03, 1.01 and 1.0 respectively.

The Rt for the whole nation meanwhile stands at 1.04.

Noor Hisham said the R-value for states is estimated with a 14-day moving window while the R-value for the whole nation is estimated with a seven-day moving window.

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