Punjab Extends Covid Restrictions Till May 31 as High Positivity Keeps Govt on Tenterhooks

Union Minister Som Parkash in ICU at Mohali Hospital After Testing Covid-19 Positive

Amid high positivity and fatality rates, the Punjab government on Sunday extended all existing COVID restrictions till May 31. The state government has imposed extensive curbs, in addition to measures like a weekend lockdown and a night curfew to check the spread of the infection. The announcement regarding the extension of curbs was made by … Read more

Delhi Registers 6,456 New Covid Cases, 262 Deaths; Positivity Rate Drops to Month’s Low of 10.4%

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The national capital recorded 6,456 fresh COVID-19 cases and 262 fatalities on Sunday while the positivity rate dropped to 10.40 per cent, the lowest in over a month, according to a Delhi government health bulletin. With this, the total number of cases in the city has risen to 13,93,867 and the death toll to 21,506, … Read more

Delhi Records 6,430 New Covid Cases, 337 More Deaths; Positivity Rate Dips to 11.32%

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The national capital recorded 6,430 new COVID-19 cases and 337 fatalities on Saturday while the positivity rate dipped to 11.32 per cent, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that the cases are “slowly and steadily” reducing in Delhi. This is the second consecutive day when Delhi has recorded less than 10,000 cases in a … Read more

Delhi Records 10,489 New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Dips to One-month Low of 14.24%

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The national capital recorded 10,489 new cases and 308 more fatalities on Thursday while the positivity rate fell to 14.24 per cent, the lowest in a month, the health department said. With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi’s caseload has risen to 13,72,475 and the death toll has climbed 20,618, it said. The number of … Read more

Plateauing in Daily New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Recorded Over Past 3 Days: Govt

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A woman gives swab sample for COVID-19 test at RML hospital in Lucknow, Thursday. (PTI) The government said as many as 12 states have more than 1 lakh active COVID-19 cases, while 24 states have more than 15 per cent case positivity rate. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:May 13, 2021, 18:25 IST FOLLOW US ON: … Read more

Delhi Reports 13,287 New Covid Cases, 300 More Deaths; Positivity Rate Falls to 17%

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New Delhi: The national capital reported 13,287 new coronavirus cases and 300 more fatalities on Wednesday, while the positivity rate came down to 17 per cent, the lowest in nearly a month, according to the health department. The 13,287 new cases came from 78,035 tests, including 63315 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests, conducted on Tuesday. As many … Read more

More Than 70% Indian Districts Have Double-Digit Test Positivity Rate

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In worrying signs of the virus not subsiding and spreading across rural parts, 533 out of 718 districts are now reporting a test positivity rate of more than 10 per cent, the Centre said on Tuesday. In a media briefing, health secretary Lav Agarwal said, “Of the 734 districts, 533 still have a positivity rate … Read more

UP Records 20,463 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, Lowest in Last 11 Days, as Positivity Rate Slides to 8.76%

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The transmission rate of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh is showing a downward trend for the eleventh consecutive day. It has also recorded more daily recoveries than the number of fresh cases for the last some days. A total of 20,463 fresh Covid cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the State on Tuesday, … Read more

Positivity rate 20% or more in 2 out of every 5 districts in India | India News – Times of India

Positivity rate 20% or more in 2 out of every 5 districts in India | India News - Times of India

Over 40% of India’s 741 districts, or 301 of them, had a test positivity rate of 20% or more for the week from May 1 to May 7, according to data put out by the Union health ministry on Saturday. The fact that these districts are spread across 31 of the country’s 36 states and … Read more

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