Health DG shows infectivity rate on downward trend, now below 1.0


PETALING JAYA: The infectivity rate (R-nought or R0) of Covid-19 in the country has dipped below 1.0, recording 0.99 on June 6.

On Twitter, health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shared data showing that the number of cases had been on an upward trend since April.

The number of cases started levelling off on May 27 and has started to dip in June, when the lockdown came into force.

The last time infectivity rate dipped below 1.0 was on April 7. The R0 reached a peak of 1.21 on May 23, but has generally shown a downward trend since then.

An infectivity rate of above 1.0 means more people will get infected and a value below 1.0 means the number of cases will go down.

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