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everal states with high active caseloads saw a rise in the R value the past week such as Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Bharath Manjesh New Delhi
India’s Covid R value increases to 0.90

What is the R value? It is a key measure of how quickly the virus is spreading. In simple terms, it is the average number of people who become infected by an infected individual. If the R value is above 1, the virus will spread quickly. If it is below 1, the virus will slow. R stands for reproduction number.

India’s R value increased to 0.90, a week after the value dropped to 0.86 —the lowest since the pandemic hit, according to a report in ThePrint. Several states with high active caseloads saw

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First Published: Dec 26 2020 | 4:20 PM IST

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