Coronavirus Update: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that India’s COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 62 lakh-mark, the highest in the world. The COVID-19 active cases are below 9 lakhs for the 5th consecutive day, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry, said.
COVID-19 positivity rate in India is on a constant downward trend – cumulative positivity rate at 8.07 percent, weekly rate at 6.24 percent and the daily rate at 5.16 percent, he added.
As per India’s COVID-19 recoveries, around 87 percent of people have been discharged and cured. There are 11.69 percent active cases who are either in hospitals or under home isolation while 1.53 percent are death cases.
The percentage of COVID-19 active cases in the country is 11.69 percent, out of this 11 percent are in Kerala, 25 percent are in Maharashtra and 13 percent are in Karnataka. “We are conducting discussions with states and UTs to figure out a way to curb the COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry said giving the coronavirus update.
Meanwhile, Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said, “We have decided to launch an intensive campaign, ‘Jan Andolan for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour’ for two months, October and November, and then it will continue in various forms till March.”
The Health Ministry also said that 14 States and Union Territories have higher Test Per Million and lower positivity rate than India average.
10 states account for 79 percent of total COVID-19 active cases in the country. Maharashtra accounts for 25.38 percent active cases while Kerala is a later entrant here with 11.26 percent active cases in the state.
Likewise, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said that “There is stabilisation in the impact of coronavirus. We have to be more careful in our hygiene practices as it is a respiratory virus and most respiratory viruses escalate during winter. Behavioral change is necessary, masks are mandatory.”
“The three-ply masks and homemade masks are beneficial against preventing the transmission of coronavirus. N95 masks are beneficial for health workers working in hospitals while surgical masks are effective in general practice use,” he added.