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Health DG: Covid-19 cases may increase drastically if R0 exceeds 1.6

Published on 23 Jul 2020 10:40:45 PM

Malaysia may see a surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases soon if the infectivity rate or R-naught (R0) exceeds 1.6.

Voicing his worry, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on Wednesday said the current R0 had increased to 1.36 compared to 0.3 during the Conditional Movement Control Order which ended on June 9.

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