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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%.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.