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Positivity fee hits 10% for 1st time – Home Health Choices

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 load has reached a worrisome stage the place even enhanced every day countrywide testing of three.27 lakh is proving to be insufficient with the positivity fee — whole confirmed circumstances per 100 checks — reaching the double digit mark for the primary time at 10% within the final two weeks, between July 2 and 15. India has thus far carried out 1.27 crore checks with 9.7 lakh confirmed circumstances.

The nationwide positivity fee was 5% between May 7-21 and eight.6% within the earlier fortnight (June 19-July 2). A 14-day research of positivity fee offers a gentle view whether or not the outbreak has been successfully managed or has gained momentum. Any determine above 5% is worrisome and signifies that solely severe sufferers are being examined.

A TOI research confirmed Maharashtra was on the highest with a positivity fee of 23%, adopted by Telangana at 19%, Delhi at 15% and Karnataka at 12% within the July 2-15 interval. Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal crossed the 10% mark whereas Odisha and Bihar breached 9%.

India was set to cross the 1 million mark in whole circumstances on Thursday, behind the US with three.6 million circumstances and Brazil with 1.9 million. India has recorded 25,000 deaths whereas it has been over 1.four lakh within the US and 76,000 in Brazil. Only the UK, Mexico, Italy, France and Spain have reported extra deaths than India although with a lesser variety of circumstances.

Delhi has been consistently exhibiting a declining development however remains to be within the crimson zone with its positivity fee coming down from a excessive of 30% throughout June 5-18 to 15% within the final 14 days. But Maharashtra has maintained an upward curve with a excessive fee of infection.

Karnataka and West Bengal have doubled their positivity fee from 6% to 12%, and 5% to 10% respectively within the final one month. Gujarat and Tamil Nadu haven’t modified a lot, sustaining a excessive positivity fee of 11% whereas Odisha and Bihar have entered the highest 10 with a fee of over 9%, nearly double from two weeks in the past.

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