3rd January, 2022 Health
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- Although the government has not described it as such, there are now unmistakable signs that India has entered the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The reproduction number or R, an indicator of how quickly a disease is spreading in the population, has crossed 1 in all these megacities.
- An R-value of 1, which signifies that every infected person is passing on the infection to at least one person on an average, is a key threshold after which cases begin to rise rapidly. Both Delhi and Mumbai have R-values over 2 right now.