Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicR value

Topic: R value

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.

Govt clears air on precaution dose — it will be the same as the first two shots

As Omicron becomes predominant strain in cities, government warns against complacency based on perception that it is mild. First death from Omicron confirmed in Rajasthan.

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.

India’s R value for Covid drops to 0.94, but Chennai, Pune see rise in infection rate

Among major states, only Mizoram and Jammu Kashmir have R above 1 — at 1.11 and 1.17, respectively.

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