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3-month drop in positivity rate to 5.6%, active Covid cases continue to decline

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New Delhi: India’s test positivity rate hit a three-month low and fell to 5.6 per cent Tuesday. This is the lowest it has been since June.

Active cases of Covid-19 in the country have seen a decline over the last two weeks, and India reported 61,267 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

Active cases 

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The number of active cases in India has stayed below the 10-lakh mark for two weeks now, and has seen a continuous decrease. The total number of active cases today is 9,19,023, which is 15,404 less than yesterday.

Number of deaths 

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In the last 24 hours, India has registered 884 Covid deaths. The total number of reported deaths in the country now stands at 1,03,569. Daily deaths have been declining in the last five days.

Mortality rate

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Punjab continues to report the highest case fatality rate (CFR) in the country at 3.05. This is more than twice the national average of 1.5. Meanwhile, Kerala, which has the third highest number of active cases in the country, has a very low CFR of 0.37.

Daily tests

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A total of 10,89,403 tests were conducted across the country in the past 24 hours. The total number of tests done till date stands at 8,10,71,797.

Positivity rate

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India’s test positivity rate was 5.6 per cent in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest the country has seen since 9 June.

Recovered cases

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A total of 75,787 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, which brings the recovery rate to about 84.70 per cent — a slight increase from 84.34 per cent Monday. A total of 56,62,490 Covid patients have recovered from the infection in India since the pandemic first began.

Total cases

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India has, so far, recorded a total of 66,85,082 Covid-19 cases. A total of 61,267 new confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours, which is 14,562 cases lesser than yesterday.

High-burden states

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In Maharashtra, total Covid cases stand at 14,53,653 with 10,244 new cases and 263 deaths added in the last 24 hours. The state has seen 38,347 deaths so far. This has brought the state’s mortality rate to 2.64 per cent, which is second only to Punjab.

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Karnataka has the second highest burden of active cases in India. In the last 24 hours, the state recorded 7,051 fresh cases, bringing the total number of cases to 6,47,712. Of these, 1,15,496 are active cases.

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Tamil Nadu has 45,881 active cases of Covid and 5,395 of them were registered in the last 24 hours along with 62 deaths. The number of confirmed cases in Tamil Nadu, so far, is 6,25,391.

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Andhra Pradesh reported 4,256 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 7,23,512. With 38 deaths in the last 24 hours, the state’s death toll now stands at 6,019.

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Uttar Pradesh reported a total of 4,17,437 Covid cases so far, of which 3,064 were reported in the last 24 hours. The state currently has 45,024 active cases. With 63 deaths in the last 24 hours, the state’s death toll stands at 6,092.

Tests and positive cases

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Maharashtra’s positivity rate has declined to about 14 per cent Tuesday from 23 per cent Monday. The fact that the state’s positivity rate is above 10 per cent is concerning since it has the highest number of active cases and this implies that Maharashtra is not conducting enough tests.

Uttar Pradesh has conducted over 1.49 lakh tests and reported 3,064 positive cases in the last 24 hours, which has brought its test positivity rate down to just over 2 per cent.

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