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24 states have over 15% Covid positivity rate: Govt

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
May 07, 2021 17:50 IST
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Twelve states have over one lakh active COVID-19 cases each at present, while the count is between 50,000 and one lakh in seven, the health ministry said on Friday as the country battles a second wave of the viral disease.


IMAGE: People over 18 years of age wait to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre set up by BLK-Max Hospital at the Radha Soami Satsang, in New Delhi, on Thursday. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

The positivity rate is currently above 15 per cent in 24 states in the country and in the range of 5-15 per cent in nine, the ministry said.

It said Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh are among states and union territories showing continued plateauing or decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.

However, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Odisha are among those showing an upward trend in daily new cases of the infection, the ministry added.

The health ministry also asked the states to prioritise beneficiaries awaiting their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and ensure timely completion of the recommended vaccination schedule.

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