Punjab posts lowest Covid positivity fee of three.1 laptop in India, nationwide common 8.89 laptop

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Aug 4

Punjab has reported the bottom COVID-19 positivity fee of three.1 per cent in India whereas the nationwide common presently stands at 8.89 per cent.

Only 4 states within the nation—Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have thus far witnessed a COVID optimistic fee of lower than 5 per cent whereas 28 states and UTs have the case positivity fee of lower than 10 per cent.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday stated COVID positivity fee was a significant indication of the way in which a state was addressing the an infection.

WHO has advisable that each nation and area ought to conduct 140 assessments a day per million inhabitants and this stage of testing ought to proceed until the time the area attains a COVID positivity fee of lower than 10 per cent and finally a fee of lower than 5 per cent.

“Increased testing has to be seen in context to reduction of the region’s case positivity rate. While the WHO recommends 140 tests a day per million people India’s average is 479 while 28 states have an average of more than 140 tests a day per million. Among the states performing high number of tests, Punjab, Rajasthan, MP and UP have already reached a case positivity rate less than 5 per cent,” Bhushan stated at this time.

Punjab is amongst states conducting numerous assessments. While India’s assessments per million common is 15,119, the information for Punjab is 20,221.

The following states have case positivity fee lower than 10 per cent—Haryana (5.40 laptop), Assam (6.10 laptop), West Bengal (9 laptop) and Karnataka 9.80 laptop.

Tests per million in Haryana are 24,914, a lot greater than the nationwide common.

India at this time crossed the milestone of conducting greater than 2 crore cumulative COVID assessments with a report 6.60 lakh assessments in 24 hours.

Recovered instances — 12, 30, 509 are actually greater than double of the energetic instances 586296.

Case fatality fee within the nation dropped to 2.10 laptop on the lowest stage for the reason that first lock down.

Meanwhile, the federal government additionally shared mortality evaluation at this time saying 68 per cent of all 38,938 COVID deaths in India as of at this time have concerned males and the remainder ladies.

Even at this time, 87 laptop of deaths are occurring within the age group 45 to 60 plus years with half of all deaths amongst 60 plus folks and 37 laptop of all deaths in 45 to 60 yr olds.

Age teams beneath 17 years and 18 to 25 years each make up one per cent every of total deaths.

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