Covid-19: 8,000 daily cases in May if today's infection rate continues

Modified 8 Jan 2021, 1:25 pm

COVID-19 | Malaysia could see its number of new Covid-19 cases increasing up to 8,000 a day by the end of May, according to a projection by the Ministry of Health (MOH), if the country's coronavirus infectivity rate continues at 1.1.

MOH director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah posted two charts on Twitter yesterday which simulated possible scenarios for the country should it fail to bring down the Covid-19 infectivity rate, or R-nought (R0).

The R-nought figure is used by epidemiologists to describe...

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