79 percent of new cases are from 10 States/UTs: Health Ministry

By Rajan Nath - October 08, 2020 3:10 pm

As India's COVID-19 tally crossed 68 lakh-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that India has performed remarkably on fulfilling the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s advice of 140 tests/day per million population.

The Health Ministry stated that the last 3 weeks' trend shows a steep decline in the national cumulative positivity rate, which is currently at 8.19 percent. 7 states/UTs have reported a positivity rate of less than 5 percent while 22 States/UTs have a positivity rate less than the national average, it added.

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The national average of tests/day per million population, as reported by the Health Ministry, stands at 865 with 35 states/UTs performing more than 140 tests/day/million population.

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83,011 single-day recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours across India as against 78,524 new COVID-19 confirmed cases. 75 percent of new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states/UTs while 79 percent of the new positive cases are from 10 states and UTs, the Ministry of Health said.

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These 10 states are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, and Chhatisgarh.

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Meanwhile, the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and other senior officials of the Health Ministry took a pledge to follow and popularize COVID-19 appropriate behavior, at Nirman Bhawan.

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The Health Ministry also stated that "We must create a safe environment for ourselves and our friends by following COVID Appropriate Behaviours. Don’t crowd! Greet your friends from a distance."

educareIndia's COVID-19 tally stands at 68,35,656 including 9,02,425 active cases, 58,27,705 cured and discharged cases and 1,05,526 deaths.

-PTC News

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