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Corona: R value of corona infection reached below 1, know it’s importance

The R value of the major cities of the country, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore is still more than 1. Although the R value of Delhi and Pune is below 1

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For the prevention of corona infection in the country, while the corona vaccination campaign is going on in full swing, on the other hand, the effect of infection also seems to be decreasing. A good news has also come out regarding this. According to the report of a leading daily, the R value of corona infection in the country has reached below 1. By mid-September, it has come down to 0.92 in India.

The R value of the major cities of the country, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore is still more than 1. Although the R value of Delhi and Pune is below 1. The R value of Maharashtra and Kerala is also below 1. The maximum number of cases of corona are being reported in these two states and the most active cases are also in these two states. Let us tell you that the R value is called the standard, which determines how fast the infection of a virus is spreading in the country.

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According to the report, the R value of the country was 1.17 at the end of August. Whereas between 4 and 7 September it had come down to 1.11. Since then the R value has been consistently below 1. It was 0.86 between September 11 and 15. According to the data, Mumbai’s R value is 1.09, Chennai’s 1.11, Kolkata 1.04, Bengaluru 1.06.

The R value of the country had increased due to the rapidly increasing infection cases in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala. At present, less cases are being reported in these two states as well. Sitabhara Sinha of Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai has also said that India’s R value remains less than 1 which is good news. Sitabhara Sinha is leading a team of researchers computing the R value.

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