Asked if this meant that the fourth wave of Corona was starting in Delhi, Dr Jayant Jha, an assistant professor at IIT-Madras, said it was too early to say whether Corona’s fourth wave had started.
New cases of corona are on the rise in Delhi. In the last 24 hours, 1,042 new cases have been reported. Delhi’s R-value was 2.1 this week. This information has been found in a new study of IIT-Madras. This means that each infected person is infecting two new people.
R value means reproductive value. This is an indication of how many people can be infected by an infected person. When this value goes below 1, the epidemic is considered over. An analysis by IIT-Madras found that Delhi’s R-value stood at 2.1 this week, while India’s R-value stood at 1.3.
Asked if this meant that the fourth wave of Corona was starting in Delhi, Dr Jayant Jha, an assistant professor at IIT-Madras, said it was too early to say whether Corona’s fourth wave had started. He said that for now we can only say that one infected person is infecting two more.
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“We will have to wait longer to announce the start of the fourth wave of corona. We do not know about immunity. We also do not know if the people affected by the third wave are getting infected again. Or not,” Jha said.
He said that in the case of big cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, there are very few cases at the moment, due to which no trend can be said. In the first two weeks of April, BA.2.12 was found in most of the samples taken for infected people in Delhi. This is a sub variant of Omicron.
According to sources, the new case of Corona in Delhi may be due to BA.12.2. However, an INSACOG source said that BA.12.2.1 was also found in some samples from Delhi. This is a variant of Omicron. However, so far officials have not confirmed its presence in the sample.