The infection rate of COVID-19 or R-naught in Malaysia continued to increase with a value of 1.19 compared to 1.16 on Tuesday.
Based on data shared by the Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, the two states recorded infectious rates above the national average.
The states are Terengganu with a rate of 1.40 and Putrajaya at a rate of 1.31.
Based on the data, only Sarawak and Labuan have R-naught values below 1.0, which are 0.92 and 0.84 respectively.
According to the breakdown, Kedah recorded an R-naught rate of 1.19, Selangor (1.18), the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (1.17), Pahang (1.16), and Melaka (1.15).
While the rest, Sabah (1.06), Penang (1.10), Johor and Kelantan (1.05), Negeri Sembilan (1.13) and Perak (1.04).
Meanwhile, Perlis only recorded three cases.
The lowest infectious rate ever recorded by the country this year was 0.81 on March 3. While the highest recorded was 1.21 on 23 May.
The R-naught value refers to the level of contagion of a virus i.e. How many people can be infected with a positive case.
SOURCE: Astro AWANI