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Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity rate rises to 1.16

This is a slight increase from the previous value of 1.14.

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Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity rate (R-naught) increased to 1.16 yesterday from 1.14 the day before, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a Facebook post, he said Terengganu had the highest infectivity rate of 1.33, followed by Kelantan (1.26) and Sabah and Penang (both at 1.25).

Sarawak, Melaka, Pahang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Perak, Johor and Kedah registered rates of between 1.04 and 1.22.

The R-naught value refers to the infectivity of a virus, that is how many individuals can be infected by a positive case.

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