National infectivity rate rises, Covid-19 cases dip nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR: The national Covid-19 infectivity rate, Rt, continued to rise, with the latest figures increasing to 1.18 on Friday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Sharing on his social media account, the nation's top medical officer said as of May 13, Putrajaya was the only territory with a Rt above 1.00 at 1.13, followed by Melaka which had an infectivity rate of 0.96 and Kelantan which registered a Rt of 0.94.

Rt in other states was between 0.74 and 0.93. The national Rt was at 1.14 on May 12.

Data on CovidNow showed new cases dipped to 3,029 yesterday from 3,410 on Thursday.

All the reported fresh cases comprised local transmissions.

Total active cases continued to rise to 28,734 after 1,116 recoveries were recorded yesterday.

More than 95 per cent of the Covid-19 cases in the country are undergoing home quarantine, 4.6 per cent or 1,311 people are hospitalised, 0.1 per cent or 23 cases receiving treatment at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centre while another 0.1 per cent or 42 cases are being treated at the intensive care units (6.5 per cent).

As of yesterday, 14 per cent of the allocated Covid-19 beds are used and 6.5 per cent of the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit beds are utilised.

Yesterday, 511 Covid-19 cases were admitted to the hospitals.

Five people succumbed to the coronavirus yesterday, including one brought-in-dead case in Selangor.

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