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Dip in weekend testing pushes positivity rate to 6.7%, number of daily deaths down

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

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New Delhi: The number of daily deaths due to Covid-19 declined in the past week and continuing with the trend, 816 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

However, with a dip in the number of Covid tests conducted in the past 24 hours, India’s test positivity rate increased to 6.7 per cent.

The TPR usually spikes Monday due to the low number of tests conducted over the weekend. Last Monday (5 October), the TPR had spiked to 7.5 per cent, then fell to a 3-month low of 5.6 per cent during the week.

Active cases

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The number of active cases in India remains below the 9-lakh mark, and has been on decline for over three weeks now. The total number of active cases as of Monday is 8,61,853.

Number of deaths

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In the last 24 hours, India has registered 816 Covid deaths. The number of deaths has also been declining. The total number of reported deaths from Covid in India now stands at 1,09,150.

Mortality rate

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Punjab, which has the highest fatality rate in the country, saw a slight increase in this metric yet again. It increased from 3.07 last week to 3.09 Monday. Maharashtra and Gujarat continue to report high CFR with 2.64 and 2.35, respectively.

Kerala, which has the third highest number of active cases in India, has a very low CFR of 0.35. Last week, Kerala’s CFR was 0.36. The overall CFR for India is now about 1.53.

Daily tests

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A total of 9,94,851 tests were done in the 1,101 government and 768 private labs across the country in the last 24 hours. The total number of tests done till date stands at 8,78,72,093.

Positivity rate

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The test positivity rate increased to 6.7 per cent in the last 24 hours. The overall test positivity rate, calculated since the beginning of the pandemic, is about 8.1 per cent.

Recovered cases

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A total of 71,559 Covid patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, bringing the recovery rate to 86.36 per cent from 85.52 per cent last week. As many as 61,49,535 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the infection in India over the course of the pandemic, which is the highest number of recoveries in the world.

Total cases

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So far, India has recorded a total of 71,20,538 cases of Covid-19 and 66,732 of these were reported in the last 24 hours in the country.

High-burden states

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In Maharashtra, the total number of Covid cases stands at 15,28,226. The state has seen 40,349 deaths so far, with 309 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state has the highest number of active cases — 2,21,637.

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Karnataka has the second highest burden of active cases in the country. Over the last 24 hours, the state saw 9,523 fresh cases, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 7,10,309. Of these, 1,20,289 are active cases. As many as 75 people have died from Covid in the last 24 hours in the state and the toll stands at 9,966.

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Tamil Nadu has a total of 44,095 active cases of Covid-19, with 5,015 new cases in the last 24 hours. A total of 65 people died in the state in the last 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases so far is 6,56,385 and 10,252 people have died in the state.

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Andhra Pradesh reported 5,210 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 7,55,727. With 30 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, the state’s death toll now stands at 6,224.

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Uttar Pradesh recorded 3,348 new cases and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state currently has 40,019 active cases, while the total number of confirmed cases stands at 4,36,979. The death toll stands at 6,394.

Tests and positive cases

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Maharashtra’s test positivity rate increased to 19 per cent Monday. This is concerning since the state has the highest number of active cases, and a TPR above 10 per cent indicates that the state is not conducting enough tests. Uttar Pradesh conducted over 1.72 lakh tests and reported 3,348 positive cases, which brought its test positivity rate to 1.9 per cent.

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