‘Covid ebbing as R-value drops to below 1’ – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: After breaching the value of 1 in the first week of August, the R number, which reflects how rapidly the coronavirus pandemic is spreading, has been steadily ebbing, according to researchers at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. “India’s R has fallen to around 0.9,” Sitbara Sinha, who is leading the research, said, citing their data. If R is lesser than 1, it means the number of newly infected people is lower than the number of infected people in the preceding period and the disease incidence is going…

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