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Covid-19 testing at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

West Bengal Covid transmission rate dips to below 1, Delhi’s positivity increases to 8.64%

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.
Residents of Mumbai undergoing Covid-19 screening and antigen testing | Photo: ANI

Targeted tests or wider Covid spread — Why Maharashtra positivity rate has climbed since June

Maharashtra's positivity rate increased to 19.91% from 15% in June. Experts say this shows Covid has spread faster after lockdown was lifted. However, recovery rate is at 71%.
A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Delhi’s Covid infection rate falls below 1, Goa’s tests per million highest in India

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and widely the infection is spreading.
A woman is tested for Covid-19 in Patna, Bihar, Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Bihar has lowest Covid tests per million in India, Maharashtra’s positivity rate the highest

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and widely the infection is spreading.

India’s positivity rate jumps, 10 out of every 100 people tested is infected with Covid-19

The average positivity rate from 28 June to 4 July was 9.25 per cent, one percentage point higher than 8.29 per cent between 21 and 27 June.
A medic collects a swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test via Rapid Antigen in Gurugram | PTI

India’s Covid-positivity rate jumps to 11.4% but that means more testing, fewer ‘missing’ cases

On Sunday, the positivity rate was 11.4%, higher than the usual 7-8% and also higher than the Sunday rate of around 9%. But experts attribute this to ramping up of testing capabilities.
A policeman is tested for Covid-19 in Chennai | Photo: ANI

India’s Covid testing has doubled in June, but positivity rate still around 7-8%

Experts say we do not know how much testing would be enough for Covid, so it’s tough to decide whether testing truly reflects the disease burden.

On Camera

Time to expand America’s footprint in India. A new consulate will be a good start

On the heels of the US and China closing consulates in each other’s country, the symbolism alone would be particularly significant.

Disney slashes 28,000 workers in one of biggest layoffs of Covid era

The belt-tightening move affects Disney's theme-park, cruise-line and retail businesses, and includes executives and salaried employees.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.