Govt says 6 states, UT have Covid-19 positivity rate higher than the national average

Govt says 6 states, UT have Covid-19 positivity rate higher than the national average

On Tuesday, the Union Ministry of health and family welfare said five states and one Union territory have a weekly positivity rate higher than the national average of 2 per cent. Positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those overall who have been tested for the coronavirus disease.

On Tuesday, India’s infection tally went over 11.12 million. The Health Ministry said, Maharashtra leads Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh, Punjab and Gujarat with a weekly positivity rate of 10.02 per cent.

The Ministry informed, “The Centre is continuously engaging with the States and UTs manifesting higher caseload of active cases and those reporting a rise in the daily new COVID cases. States/UTs have been advised to maintain a continued rigorous vigil for containing the spread of COVID-19. Need for effective testing, comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation of positive cases and quick quarantine of close contacts are strongly emphasized.”

The Ministry released the following data:-

India’s active covid-19 cases

In the last 24 hours 12,286 new infections were added to the tally which took the overall tally to 168,358.  The present active caseload of India consists of 1.51 per cent of the country’ total infections.

Maharashtra and Kerala alone account for 67.84 per cent of total active cases. 5 states: Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu together account for 84.16 per cent of the active infections.

New cases

80.33 per cent of the new cases are from the five states. Maharashtra still reports the highest daily infections at 6,397, followed by Kerala with 1,938 and Punjab with 633.

Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.

Recovery rate

10,798,921 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease. Between Monday and Tuesday morning, 12,464 people were discharged. The recovery rate of India is 97.07 per cent which is amongst the highest in the world. 86.55 per cent of the new recovered cases are concentrated in six states.

The maximum numbers of single-day recoveries, 5,754, were recorded in Maharashtra. In Kerala, 3,475 people recovered followed by 482 in Tamil Nadu.

Death rate

91 deaths were recorded in last 24 hours. The 6 states account for 85.71 per cent of the new fatalities.

30 deaths were reported from Maharashtra, followed by 18 daily deaths in Punjab and 13 in Kerala.

In the last 24 hours no deaths were reported from West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Arunachal Pradesh.

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