New Delhi: As the number of novel coronavirus contamination are increasing, illustriously, the COVID-19 R-value too hiked sharply. The R-value calculated between August 14-17 was 0.89 but between August 24-29 it climbed 1.17, reported by the researchers at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
Uptil August 30, the situation looked pretty bad. Sitabhra Sinha, who is chief of researchers at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, revealed that India’s R-value had shot up close to 1.2. It is greater than earlier (it was 1.03 at that time).
The R-value rises over 1 in the the worst-influenced states like Kerala and Maharashtra, but also Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir.
The R-value of Kerala stood at 1.33, the R-value of Mizoram was 1.36, Jammu and Kashmir (1.25), Maharashtra (1.06) and Andhra Pradesh (1.09).
The Reproduction number or R-value refers to how many individuals contaminated, infects, on average. It tells how ‘efficiently’ a virus is multiplying.
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