According to The Star, Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated that Selangor has recorded a 1.95 Rt, much higher than Sabah, following a surge in daily new infections from two to three cases to 10 to 15 cases.
In case you didn’t know, an Rt value indicates how fast Covid-19 is spreading.
In the Facebook post that he shared today, he mentioned that they took into account the magnitude of the change that showed an increased pandemic risk in the state if public health prevention measures are not taken.
“The Rt in Sabah has stabilised, although it was still at 1.29 on Tuesday (Sept 29). This situation is still worrying, as it involves a high number of new cases. The Rt may go up if we do not take optimal public health intervention measures,” he urged.
On the other hand, Kedah’s Rt value has declined from greater than one (> 1) to 0.65, and it is in line with the decreased in cases in the state, which recorded only two cases in four days. He noted that the situation reflected good compliance with existing SOPs.
In the post, Dr Noor Hisham reminded Malaysians to continue to adhere to the SOPs and measures set by the government.
Be safe, everyone!