0.89 infectivity rate of COVID-19 in Malaysia as March 5, 2021 –Dr. Noor Hisham  

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PUTRAJAYA MAR.6: The COVID-19 pandemic has recorded 2,548 discharged cases today with a cumulative total of 289,452 (92.84%) that supersedes 1,680 new cases adding to the grand total of 311,777 with 21,159 actives cases.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases, 1,677 had been transmitted locally while three were imported.

“From the actives cases, 172 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 84 needed respiratory aids and seven deaths bringing the death toll to 1,166 (0.37%).

 “Four new clusters were reported today and out of which three occurred at the work places and one in the community. The new clusters were from Selangor, Johor, Melaka and Sarawak,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, the infectivity rate of COVID-19 or Ro/Rt for the whole country as of 5th March is 0.89. Meanwhile Selangor’s Ro/Rt is 0.87; Sabah (0.87); Sabah (0.93); Penang (1.04); Johor (0.85); Kelantan (1.02); Melaka (0.68); Kuala Lumpur (0.83); Labuan (0.78); Putrajaya (0.94); Negeri Sembilan (0.98); Kedah (0.60), Pahang (0.90); Perak (1.05), Terengganu (0.56) and Sarawak (1.07).

On the other hand, Selangor remains as the state with the highest infections and today it has recorded 826 cases while Sabah (74), Johor (139), Kuala Lumpur (81); Negeri Sembilan (89); Penang (84); Perak (68); Sarawak (221); Kedah (11); Melaka (10); Kelantan (35); Pahang (17); Terengganu (22), Labuan (1) and Putrajaya  (2). –Malaysia World News 

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