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Covid-19: Positivity rate drops to 6.8% amid 80 lakh tests in a week

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NEW DELHI: In accordance to a moderation in India’s Covid curve, the moderate day after day positivity fee has dropped over the closing three weeks (week on week) to 6.8% at some level of September 30-October 6 from 9.2% at some level of September 16-22, essentially driven by a decline in moderate day after day new cases at the same time as testing increased.
Over eight crore tests hold been performed in India to this level and round 80 lakh tests hold been performed within the closing week, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan talked about. Extra recoveries than new cases hold also helped preserve energetic cases under test. Active cases — depicting the country’s exact caseload — hold remained below 10 lakh for the closing two weeks at the same time as officers cautioned against complacency, particularly at some level of the upcoming competition season and onset of winters.
The all India yelp fee of confirmed cases has turned into detrimental on about a days now not too long within the past and on October 6 it stood at 0.9%. There has been a moderation of the growth fee in excessive caseload states love Maharashtra where it used to be 0.7%, whereas it used to be 0.6% in Andhra Pradesh where the curve is steep nonetheless showing indicators of slowing. It is 1.1% in Karnataka, 0.9% in Tamil Nadu and 0.7% in UP.
There hold been 919,023 energetic cases in India on October 6, of which 232,721 are in Maharashtra alone, 51,060 in Andhra Pradesh, 51,496 in Karnataka, 45,881 in Tamil Nadu, 45,024 in UP, 23,080 in Delhi and 27,717 in West Bengal. There has been a upward thrust in cases in Kerala which has 84,958 energetic cases. With 61,267 new cases reported, round 77% of energetic cases are in 10 states.
For the length of September 2-8, the positivity fee used to be 8.3%, which rose to 9.2% at some level of September 16-22 nonetheless over the closing three weeks it has dropped to 6.8% within the September 30-October 6 week. The fall to 8% or thereabouts used to be viewed as a success and the federal government is pressing states to place up on propagating the want for gain behaviour alongside with sustained larger phases of testing.
Bhushan talked about, “It is too early to raise a name on the vogue of energetic Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, whether it’s stabilising or now not, we want to acknowledge for beyond regular time.”

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