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Covid-19: Infectivity rate below 1 for the past two days, says Health DG - The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: The infectivity rate for Covid-19 infections throughout the country has fallen below one on Monday (June 7), says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

In a tweet on Tuesday (June 8), Dr Noor Hisham said the infectivity rate currently stands at 0.97 for the entire country.

An infectivity rate of above 1 means more people will get infected, and a value below 1 means the number of cases will go down.

The infectivity rate, according to data shared by Dr Noor Hisham, showed that Labuan currently has the highest at 1.26.

This is followed by Negri Sembilan at 1.17 and Sabah at 1.16.

Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak recorded an infectivity rate of 1.04 while Selangor and Melaka had a reading of 1.03.

Johor and Perak recorded an infectivity rate of 1.01.

The remaining states all recorded an infectivity rate of less than 1.

Based on the statistics shared by Dr Noor Hisham, the infectivity rate throughout the country has been on a gradual decline since June 3.

On June 3, the infectivity rate was at 1.06, while it fell to 1.03 and 1 on June 4 and 5, respectively.

On June 6, the infectivity rate was at 0.99.

New Covid-19 cases have dropped for four consecutive days since June 4.

On June 7, the country recorded 5,271 new cases and 82 deaths.