India's 'R-Value' increasing, COVID infection to spread faster: AIIMS chief
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New Delhi, Aug. 1 -- The rate at which the COVID-19 infection spreads has increased in India and it is now a major concern, said AIIMS chief, Dr. Randeep Guleria in an interview to NDTV on Saturday.
"Starting from .96, and going all the way up to 1, the rise in R-Value is a cause of concern. Simply put, this means that the chances of infection spreading from a person, who has Covid, to others have gone up. The areas which are witnessing this surge should bring in restrictions and employ "test, track, and treat" strategy to break the chain of transmission," Dr Guleria explained. The R-Factor is an indicator of theeffective reproductive number of a virus.
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