COVID-19: Health Ministry Aims To Bring Positivity Rate Down To Below 5 Per Cent

India’s overall positivity rate stands at 8.07 per cent right now.

Sohil Nikam

July 22, 2020

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Addressing a press conference, the Health Ministry of India today said that it aims to bring the COVID-19 positivity rate down to below five per cent. The term positivity rate stands for the percentage of people who test positive for the disease out of the total number of tests carried out. Currently, the country’s positivity rate stands at 8.07 per cent, said the Ministry. As for the current recovery rate, 62.72 per cent of coronavirus patients in the country are recovering from the disease right now.

India’s total tally of active COVID-19 cases today was 4,02,529. Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Health Ministry, said “There are currently 4,02,529 active cases in India and 7,24,577 people have recovered. The recovery rate in India is increasing. Today it is 62.72 per cent.” “The case facility rate in India is 2.43 per cent. A very important role in this is that of doctors and paramedical staff. AIIMS also has an important role. Case intensity rate is below the national average in many states.”

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