561 new Covid-19 cases, second-highest on record
The country today( 11 Oct) recorded 561 new Covid-19 cases. It is the second-highest since the start of the pandemic. The highest record was just five days ago on Oct 6 when 691 new infections were reported.
All but eight of the new cases today were locally-transmitted. The new cases today are in contrast to the 133 Covid-19 patients who have recovered.
This means the country has recorded a total of 15,657 cumulative cases and 10,913 cumulative recoveries. There are now 4,587 Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment.
Health DG announced that two more people have died from Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 157 cases.
Expect more cases in the next few days – MOH
The Health Ministry predicts a hike in Covid-19 cases in the next two to three days. This is due to active public health measures being undertaken.
Nonetheless, the Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham, assured that the ministry and other related agencies would continue with proven strategies to flatten the curve.
Besides, they hope the numbers would improve within the next two to three weeks, particularly in Sabah.
Continue to Adhere to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Apart from that, more screening measures include community surveillance, influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection screenings are on-going. Moreover, pre-surgery screenings, testing at domestic and international entry points, border control and close contact tracing activities are also carrying out.
In addition, MOH also reminds the public to adhere to the standard operating procedures. As such, practising physical distancing and putting on a face mask.
The Current Reproduction Rate of Covid-19 Cases
Dr Noor Hisham also noted that the current third wave’s infectivity rate or R-Naught (R0) started lower at 2.3. As compared to 3.55 in the second wave.
He said the country’s current reproduction number (Rt) had improved from 2.3 to 1.3. This is because of the health activities conducted by the authorities.
“We hope to decrease the R0 to 0.3 by October 31. If the 1.3 Rt maintains, we will see a slow rising in cases by the end of the month.
“We must prevent our R0 from rising to 2.2. This is where we will see a bursting in cases. And where Health Ministry facilities would not be able to cover,” he addressed.
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