The R number is an important factor in estimating the spreading of Coronavirus in any given place. This R number is estimated to be 1.5 in Telangana, and according to that number, Telangana may reach its peak count in the next 10 days.
An R value of 1 means 100 infected people will infect 100 other people. An R value of 1.5 means, 100 infected people will infect 150 other people, who will, in turn, infect 225 other people. An expert said that the number of infected people would go up to 438 in just three rounds, saying that this is the reason why the virus is spreading so rapidly. Experts are also saying that a lower R number is the key to reducing the number of infections.
The susceptible, undetected, tested (positive), and removed approach (SUTRA) is being followed by a team of experts from IIT Kanpur and IIT Hyderabad to estimate the R value. They said that Telangana would peak in the next 10 days, based on its current R value, despite not having the cumulative numbers of districts. With the daily count at around 8,000, experts suggest that this would continue every day, making the count 80,000 in the next 10 days.
On the other hand, experts say that the best way to break the chain of spreading remains a face mask, which can minimize the chance of spreading to a great extent.