India reported its lowest Covid count on Tuesday with less than 30,000 new coronavirus cases.
In the last 150 days or so this was for the first time when India witnessed such a drop in daily cases.
While India is recording a consistent drop in the fresh Covid-19 cases but there is another key factor that may mar fresh hopes of respite from the coronavirus.
The increased value of the ‘R’ factor shows that the third wave fears are very real. Additionally, people not following Covid-appropriate behaviour is adding to the woes even more.
According to the health ministry, India’s ‘R’ factor value is over 1.0.
This indicates that the coronavirus is multiplying at a faster pace.
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With an effective reproduction value of 1.3, cases in Punjab are increasing sharply. The situation remains grim in Himachal Pradesh too, which saw massive overcrowding by tourists last month.
Cases are likely to increase in the coming days in Uttar Pradesh also, as data from the health ministry shows. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa remain stable, though these states also have an ‘R’ factor above 1.0. Andhra Pradesh will also witness a fresh surge, as per the government data.
Furthermore, people will have to abide by the Covid-appropriate rules and go for vaccination. Wearing masks and following social distancing will only help in controlling the coronavirus cases in the country.
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