Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicR value

Topic: R value

Some good news as India’s Covid R value falls sharply to 1.30 from record 2.89 on 13 January

India’s R value, an indicator of how fast infection is spreading, had hit an all-time high of 2.89 in mid-January, but now the wave shows signs of dissipating.

India’s Covid R value hits all-time high of 2.89, UP’s shoots up to 6.87 from 4.36 last week

R represents the average number of people who are likely to catch the disease from one infected person. India's overall R was 1.96 on 4 January.

India’s R value recorded at 4, Covid peak expected in first half of Feb, says IIT Madras

R indicates number of people an infected person can spread Covid to, and depends on transmissibility probability, contact rate and expected time interval in which infection can happen.

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Covid R value in India shoots up to 1.96, highest since the beginning of the pandemic

This R value is higher than numbers seen in early 2020, when Covid prevention protocols were not in place, mask mandates had not been implemented, and the population was unvaccinated.

Delhi, Mumbai’s R value crosses 2 for first time since pandemic began, India’s climbs to 1.22

Delhi's R for Covid has jumped to 2.54 between 23 & 29 Dec from 1.12 around 17 Dec. R values are higher than those reported at start of pandemic, when people were not vaccinated.

India’s R steady at 0.94 but Maharashtra’s infection rate passes 1 — first time since September

For Delhi, the value of R rose further to 1.30 this week from 1.12 on 17 December. R for Bengaluru has increased to 1.14, while Kolkata’s is also above 1 this week.

India’s R value steady at 0.94 but major cities see rise in infection

None of the states which have a high burden of active cases have R above 1 this week.

India’s R value steady at 0.94, but infection rate above 1 in Telangana, Karnataka

R value for Telangana and Karnataka is 1.05 and 1.12, respectively. All major metros also have R above 1.

India’s Covid R remains steady at 0.94, but several states now have values over 1

Among major states, Telangana, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Mizoram all have R values above 1.

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