Decrease In RT Value Hopeful For Covid Cases Says Noor Hisham

source – sinar harian

The drop in Malaysia’s COVID-19 Rt (infectivity rate) value during the 47th Epidemiology Week (EW) from Nov 20 to 27, has played a beneficial effect on the majority of key disease indicators compared to the previous week.


Decrease In RT Value Hopeful For Covid Cases Says Noor Hisham

The drop in Malaysia’s COVID-19 Rt (infectivity rate) value during the 47th Epidemiology Week (EW) from Nov 20 to 27, has played a beneficial effect on the majority of key disease indicators compared to the previous week.

However, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, director-general of health, said the growing trend of new clusters as of Nov 27 in all categories except workplace and import cases was very concerning.

As of Nov 27, he stated, 2,619,577 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, with 65,978 cases currently active and a cumulative mortality toll of 30,280.

source - NST

“In the 47th EW, the cumulative decrease in new cases was 6.8 per cent, which is from 40,600 cases (46th EW) to 37,830 cases (47th EW).

“The number of death cases has shown a decrease of 12.4 per cent with 304 fatalities compared to 347 in the 46th EW," he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said that the national Rt value continued to slip on Monday, falling to 0.95, a 0.01 decrease from the previous day.

According to him, the decline in Rt is projected to continue to assist Malaysia’s transition to an endemic phase, provided the public cooperates by strictly adhering to current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and receiving booster doses on time.

Dr Noor Hisham expressed concern about the growth in new clusters, stating that it indicated an increase in social activities at all levels, while individuals slacked off somewhat on SOP compliance.

“This is evident when the data shows there has been an increase of 8.9 per cent in terms compounds issued for failing to wear a face mask.

“Although the offence of failing to maintain physical distancing has decreased (a decrease of 73.7 per cent), the proper wearing of face masks should be emphasised. This is very important to ensure airborne spread can be reduced," he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham reported that the number of new COVID-19 cases had climbed to 4,879 as of midday today, up from 4,087 yesterday, bringing the country’s cumulative case count to 2,632,782.

According to him, 4,855 of the new instances were local transmissions involving 4,678 residents and 177 non-citizens, while 24 were imported cases involving 16 citizens and eight non-citizens.

Further, he said that just 79 of the 4,879 new cases were in categories three, four, or five, while the remainder were in categories one and two.

Additionally, 5,168 recoveries were reported today, bringing the total to 2,537,204, while 509 patients were being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 252 requiring respiratory support.

Today, nine more clusters were identified, bringing the total to 231, he said.

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