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Second wave is still not over: Health Ministry

3/08/2021 at 5:16 PM

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New Delhi, August 3: A high number of COVID cases are being reported across the world and the pandemic is far from over. As far as India is concerned, the second wave is still not over, said Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal.

Growth rate and active cases are also assessed using Reproduction (R) Number. It is the average number of new infections generated by one infected individual during the entire infectious period, said Agarwal.

Whenever R number is above one, it means that the case trajectory is increasing and it needs to be controlled.

US, Canada, Australia and India have 1.2 R number, on average. This means one infected individual is infecting more than one person. R number is high in eight states of India, he added.

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