One Covid-19 patient can infect 406 people, said ICMR

Health Ministry officer Lav Aggarwal quoted a study conducted by ICMR to reiterate the importance of social distinction. He said the study indicated that 1 COVID-19 patient could infect 406 people in 30 days if he did not follow the lockdown.

From the medical point of view – this phenomenon is known as (R-naught- or R0), an epidemiological metric used to describe infectiousness of infectious agents.

Lav Agarwal said that taking advantage of the infrastructure, cities are developing predictive analytics using heat maps and taking action in monitoring movements

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