On Friday the city had recorded 1,042 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent. On Thursday, there were 965 fresh cases while on Wednesday new cases were recorded 1009.
New Delhi: With the ‘R’ or reproductive value rising to 2.1 this week, every Covid positive patient has been infecting two other persons in Delhi, said an analysis done by the IIT Madras. ‘R-value’ is an indicator about how many people can be infected through a Covid positive patients. If the value goes up, the pandemic is considered to be rising and if the value goes down, the pandemic is considered to be waning out. ‘R-value’ below one means there is an end of the pandemic.
As per reports, IIT-Madras’s Department of Mathematics and Centre of Excellence for Computational Mathematics and Data Science headed by Professor Neelesh S Upadhye and Professor S Sundar has done the preliminary analysis by computational modelling. The study was conducted amid a sudden rise in the number of Covid positive patients in the national Capital.
On Friday, the city had recorded 1,042 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent. On Thursday, there were 965 fresh cases while on Wednesday, the new cases were recorded at 1,009.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), on Wednesday, had ordered compulsory use of masks again in public places. The body had also announced to impose a fine of Rs 500 for violating the order.
The government, on April 12, had lifted the provision of fine after a sharp decline in the number of cases. The city has also started genome sequencing of samples of all Covid-infected person so it could ascertain if a new variant, such as the XE, has spread in the city.