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COVID-19: Maharashtra records highest positivity rate; Chandigarh, Punjab rate higher than national average

New Delhi, March 28

Eight states and UTs have a weekly positivity fee of coronavirus an infection larger than the nationwide common of 5.04 per cent, with Maharashtra recording the very best fee at 22.78 per cent, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned on Sunday.

Aside from Maharashtra, the opposite seven states and UTs with larger positivity fee than the nationwide common are Chandigarh (11.85 per cent positivity fee), Punjab (8.45 per cent), Goa (7.03 per cent), Puducherry (6.85 per cent), Chhattisgarh (6.79 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (6.65 per cent) and Haryana (5.41 per cent).

On the testing entrance, 15 states/UTs have decrease exams per million than the nationwide common (1,74,602). These states embody Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, the Well being Ministry mentioned.

The entire exams for COVID-19 carried out throughout India have exceeded 24 crores whereas the cumulative Positivity Charge continues to stay under 5 per cent, the ministry mentioned in a press release.

The nation’s whole vaccination protection has surpassed 6 crores on Sunday.

The 6,02,69,782 vaccine doses have been administered by means of 9,85,018 periods, as per the provisional report until 7 am in the present day.

“These embody 81,52,808 healthcare staff (1st dose), 51,75,597HCWs (2nd dose), 88,90,046 frontline staff (1st dose) and 36,52,749 FLWs (2nd Dose), 66,73,662beneficiaries aged greater than 45 years with particular co-morbidities (1st Dose) and a couple of,77,24,920beneficiaries aged greater than 60 years,” the ministry mentioned.

Seven states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported a excessive variety of COVID each day new circumstances. These states account for 81.46 per cent of the each day new circumstances registered within the final 24 hours. About 62,714 each day new circumstances had been reported in a single day.

Eight states cumulatively account for 84.74 per cent of the brand new circumstances reported previously 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the very best each day new circumstances at 35,726. It’s adopted by Chhattisgarh with 3,162 whereas Karnataka reported 2,886 new circumstances.            

Fourteen states/UTs haven’t reported any COVID-19 deaths within the final 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Lakshadweep, Ladakh (UT), Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. PTI

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