Mumbai’s R-value, which reflects how rapidly the pandemic is spreading, increased to over 1 in September end.
It refers to how many people an infected person infects on an average. The bigger the number than 1, the faster the rate of spreading in the population. The R-value of Kolkata has been over 1 since August. It remained close to 1 since last month and was 1.05 between September 28 and October 1 in Bengaluru.