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Maharashtra drags down India’s Covid-19 rate, other states surge
News18 | 06/06/2020 03:22 PM | Click to read full article
Experts say that India's transmission rate may rise within some weeks, as the national curve begins to reflect the surge of Covid-19 infections in various states like Assam, Uttarakhand, among others. India's R-value is now at 1.22. Experts state that an epidemic starts to end only when the rate dips below 1. Due to Maharashtra's case load, its' slow-down rate has helped compensate for the rise in the R-value seen in other states. It has dragged down India’s R-value along with it.