New Delhi: With 7,04,348 active cases, a total of 31,67,323 Covid-19 cases have been reported in India so far. According to data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 58,390 people have died and 24,04,585 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 Rt value has been fluctuating, settling at 1.05 Tuesday from 1.06 Monday and 1.05 last week.
On Monday, nine states and UTs recorded an Rt value of less than 1. Nagaland continued to record the lowest Rt value in the country at 0.76. This was followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 0.77, Bihar at 0.87, Mizoram at 0.87, Goa and Sikkim at 0.90, Assam at 0.93, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu at 0.95, and Manipur at 0.97.
Delhi’s Rt value witnessed a spike, climbing to 1.11 Tuesday from 1.06 Monday.
Meghalaya continued to record the highest Rt value in India, although, the value reduced to 1.27 Tuesday from 1.34 Monday. This was followed by Tripura at 1.25, and Ladakh, Chandigarh and Chattisgarh at 1.23 each. Punjab recorded a significant drop in its Rt value to 1.13 Tuesday from 1.24 on Monday.
India’s positivity rate recorded a significant increase to 7.87 per cent Tuesday from 7.65 per cent Monday.
Meghalaya continued to record the lowest positivity rate in the country at 1.40 per cent. This was followed by Gujarat at 1.74 per cent, Mizoram at 2.02 per cent and Bihar at 2.37 per cent.
Puducherry recorded the highest positivity rate in the country at 32.37 per cent. This was followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands at 22.34 per cent and Chandigarh at 20.06 per cent.
Maharashtra has been recording a consistent increase in its positivity rate — to 19.39 per cent Tuesday from 18.98 per cent Monday and 18.73 per cent last week.
Tests per million
The national average for tests per million increased to 26,854 Tuesday from 25,735 Monday.
Madhya Pradesh recorded the lowest tests per million in the country at 14,101. This was followed by Jharkhand at 15,040, West Bengal at 16,028 and Chattisgarh at 16,784.
The states conducting the highest number of tests remained the same as last week. Goa recorded the highest tests per million at 1,14,993, followed by Ladakh at 93,051, Arunachal Pradesh at 92,974, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu at 83,771 and Delhi at 77,120.