R-value of India continues to fall


Posted on 23 January 2022


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According to a preliminary research by IIT Madras, India's R-value, which reflects the pace of transmission of coronavirus, fell to 1.57 in the week of January 14-21, and the national peak of the third wave of the illness is expected in the following week. The R-value specifies how many persons a single diseased person can infect. If this value falls below 1, a pandemic is believed to be over. The R-value was 1.57 between January 14 and January 21, according to an analysis shared with PTI by IIT Madras. The number was 2.2 in the week of January 7-13, 4 in the week of January 1-6, and 2.9 in the week of December 25-31. Mumbai has an R-value of 0.67, Delhi 0.98, Chennai 1.2, and Kolkata 0.56, according to the data.


Key Points


  • According to a preliminary research by IIT Madras, India's R-value, which reflects the pace of transmission of coronavirus, fell to 1.57 in the week of January 14-21, and the national peak of the third wave of the illness is expected in the following week.

  • Mumbai has an R-value of 0.67, Delhi 0.98, Chennai 1.2, and Kolkata 0.56, according to the data.

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