Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicPositivity rate

Topic: positivity rate

Bengal Covid cases skyrocket days after it eased curbs for Xmas & New Year, positivity at 19.6%

Kolkata’s positivity rate has hit 38.37%, one of the highest in the country. On 3 January, West Bengal reported 6,078 new Covid-19 cases, of which 2,801 were in Kolkata alone. 

India registers 38,949 fresh Covid cases, 542 deaths in last 24 hours

The active cases have declined to 4,30,422 and comprise 1.39% of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate stands at 97.28%, the health ministry data showed.

India records 48,786 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, positivity rate at 2.54%

The Covid death toll rose to 3,99,459 with 1,005 fresh fatalities, while the national recovery rate improved to 96.97% according to health ministry data released Thursday.

Around 49% population aged 60 & above received first dose of Covid vaccine, says govt

According to the govt, out of estimated 59.7 crore people in the age group of 18-44 years, about 15% have also been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine.

Delhi records 956 Covid cases in last 24 hours, positivity rate further drops to 1.19%

As many as 2,380 people recovered from Covid, while 122 people succumbed to the disease in the 24-hour period, Delhi govt's health bulletin showed.

Steady decline in new Covid cases for last 20 days, dip in active cases in 24 states: Govt

The Union health ministry also said that while Covid testing has increased manifold, a steady decline in weekly positivity rate has been seen since the last three weeks.

Delhi records lowest daily spike with 2,260 new Covid cases, positivity rate drops to 3.58%

This is the first time that the count has gone below the 3,000-mark since 1 April, when 2,790 people tested positive for the virus.

Mumbai’s test positivity rate drops to 5% for the first time since March

In a statement on Saturday, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said that Mumbai had recorded a positivity rate of 35 to 36 per cent in the first month of the viral outbreak.

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.

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%.

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