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India's Covid-19 R-value below 1 since September, say researchers

Deccan Herald | 19/10/2021 05:52 PM | Click to read full article

India's R-value, which reflects how rapidly the coronavirus pandemic is spreading, has remained below one since September, suggesting that the infection rate is declining, according to a study.

The Reproduction number or R refers to how many people an infected person infects on an average. In other words, it tells how 'efficiently' a virus is spreading.