Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicR0 value

Topic: R0 value

Telangana has highest Covid ‘R’ value of 1.69, India’s overall figure now 1.11

India’s ‘R’ value declined from 1.13 on 20 June to 1.11 until 26 June. Delhi’s ‘R’ value, which has been consistently erratic, has reduced to below 1.26 until 26 June.

India’s ‘R’ for Covid remains almost unchanged — at 1.12 this week from 1.13 last week

At this value, total active cases are likely to cross 2.5 lakh by 4 July, said Sitabhra Sinha, a researcher at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

India’s ‘R’ dips to 1.13, active Covid cases could now be 2.5 lakh instead of 3.5 lakh by 4 July

The ‘R’ number, a measure for how many people can be infected by one person, has declined after remaining at 1.22 for about a month.

India’s ‘R’ value steady at 1.23 despite easing of lockdown restrictions

The resumption of some train services and domestic flights has not led to an increase in the effective reproduction number.

Is the R number still useful? It can’t be the sole guide to coronavirus policies

Because of coronavirus pandemic, we have all heard of the R0 — it is the reproduction number of an infectious disease. But is it a suitable metric?

Reproduction rate is the coronavirus number that is worth watching

Tracked closely across states, this number can help calculate which practices and scenarios have the biggest effect in tackling the coronavirus.

India’s ‘R’ value falls to 1.22, but active Covid-19 cases could reach 1 lakh by 30 May

The ‘R’ number, which stands for how many people can be infected by one person, has declined after remaining at 1.29 for a couple of weeks.

World is talking in R0 values and infection rates, but coronavirus doesn’t care for such data

Averages are useful, to know where we're at in dealing with the pandemic, but there will be further flare-ups, easily large enough to overwhelm local resources.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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