AIIMS chief said on Corona – India’s increasing ‘R value’ a matter of concern: Report

New Delhi. The situation of Coronavirus infection in the country is still worrying. Corona (Covid 19) cases are increasing continuously in some places. Meanwhile, in view of the possibility of a third wave of corona, Dr. Randeep Guleria, director of Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), says that India’s R value is increasing continuously and this concern is increasing. is also the reason. He says that in the parts of the country where corona virus infection is increasing, strict steps should be taken to control it.

AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria told NDTV, ‘The R value which started from 0.96 has now become more than 1. An increase in the R value is a cause for concern. It can be understood in such a way that when this infection spreads from one infected person to another. Strict action should be taken in the areas where this infection is increasing. Also, to break the chain of infection, a strategy of test, track and treat should be adopted. The R factor is called the index of the number of corona infections increasing.

On Friday, 44,230 new cases of corona infection were reported in the country. This is the highest increase in the last three weeks. Most of these new cases are in Kerala and some North East states. On Saturday, it has been told by the government that the positivity rate of corona in 46 cities of the country is more than 10 percent.

This week, a report quoted by the US health authority Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the delta variant of the corona virus may cause more severe illness than all other variants of the virus and is known as chickenpox. can spread easily.

Explaining this, Dr Guleria said, ‘Measles or chicken pox used to have an R value of 8 or more, which means that one person can infect eight others. This shows that the corona virus is highly contagious. We saw that whole families were getting infected during the second wave in India. It also happens with chicken pox. Similarly, when one person is affected by the delta variant, the whole family becomes vulnerable.

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