New Delhi: With 61,408 new Covid-19 cases, India’s tally reached 31,06,349 Monday. According to data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 57,542 people succumbed to the virus so far and 23,38,036 cases have recovered.
In ThePrint’s daily State Tracker, we take a look at the data on testing and the rate at which the infection is spreading throughout India.
For this analysis, we use three parameters:
Rt value, known as reproduction number, is indicative of the number of new cases that are expected to emerge from a single case. An R value of less than 1 suggests that the rate of infection is slow since an infected patient will only infect less than one person.
Positivity rate is the percentage of people who are found to be infected by the virus from those who are being tested. This parameter indicates how widespread the disease is.
Tests per million give insight into the amount of testing being conducted in relation to the population of an area.
All data is sourced from covidtoday.in.
India’s average Rt value increased from 1.05 last week to 1.06 Monday.
Nagaland recorded the lowest Rt value in India at 0.76. This was followed by Andaman and Nicobar at 0.88, Assam at 0.92, Bihar at 0.94 and Telangana at 0.99.
Delhi recorded a spike in its Rt value from 0.98 last week to 1.06 Monday.
Meghalaya recorded the highest Rt value in the state at 1.34. This was followed by Chattisgarh at 1.32, Mizoram at 1.25 and Punjab at 1.24.
The positivity rate in India recorded a consistent decrease from 7.65 per cent last week to 7.54 per cent Monday.
Meghalaya replaced Gujarat to record the lowest positivity rate in the country at 1.34 per cent. This was followed by Gujarat at 1.80 per cent, Mizoram at 2.05 per cent, Bihar at 2.40 per cent.
Bihar recorded a significant decrease in its positivity rate from 3.21 per cent last week to 2.40 per cent Monday.
Puducherry replaced Andaman and Nicobar Islands to record the highest positivity rate in the country at 32.01 per cent. This was followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 22.34 per cent, Chandigarh at 19.70 per cent, Maharashtra at 18.98 per cent.
Maharashtra recorded a slight increase in its positivity rate, from 18.73 per cent last week to 18.98 per cent Monday.
Tests per million
The national average for tests per million increased to 25,735 Monday from 23,146 last week.
Madhya Pradesh continued to record the lowest tests per million in the country at 13,838. This was followed by Jharkhand at 14,678, West Bengal at 15,674 and Chattisgarh at 16,441.
The states conducting the highest number of tests remained the same as last week. Goa recorded the highest tests per million at 1,13,926. This was followed by Ladakh at 92,221, Arunachal Pradesh at 91,454, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu at 81,008 and Delhi at 76,484.