India’s R-value Crosses 1 For First Time In 3 Months, Says Researcher

India’s effective reproduction number (R) for Covid, an indicator of how quickly the infection is spreading, has increased to over one for the first time since January, estimates a researcher from Chennai’s Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The country’s R-value, steadily increasing over the last few weeks, is 1.07 for the week between April 12-18, according to Sitabhra Sinha. In the preceding April 5-11 week, it was 0.93. The last time the R-value was above 1 was in the week between January 16-22, when the value was 1.28, Sinha said. “This…

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India’s R-value further reduces, COVID-19 peak likely in next 14 days: IIT analysis – ET HealthWorld

India’s R-value which indicates the rate of spread of coronavirus has further reduced to 1.57 in the week from January 14-21 and the national peak of the third wave of the infection is expected to come in the next fortnight, according to a preliminary analysis by IIT Madras. R-value indicates the number of people an infected person can spread the disease to. A pandemic is considered to end if this value goes below 1. According to the analysis shared by IIT Madras with PTI, the R-value was recorded at 1.57…

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‘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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