COVID-19: New Data On Cases In India Shows Daily Decline
Over the past month, the positivity rate of the deadly Coronavirus has come down from 8.52 to 8.32 per cent, which the government attributes to testing.
The positivity rate of COVID-19 infections in India is witnessing a marginal decline, government data shows. The government also says aggressive testing has helped authorities carry out an effective treatment and sustain a low fatality rate. Over the past month, the positivity rate of the deadly disease has come down from 8.52 to 8.32 per cent on Saturday (October 4), which the government attributes to significant scaled-up testing. “India has exponentially scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 7.7 crores in October 2020.
With progressively falling Positivity Rate, testing has worked as a highly effective tool to limit the spread of #COVID19 infection,” the Union Health Ministry tweeted on Sunday morning (October 4). “Very high levels of testing lead to early identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment of #COVID19 cases. These have eventually resulted in a sustained low Fatality Rate,” said the Health Ministry in another tweet. According to the government data until Saturday, the total number of cases and deaths in the country have been 55,09,966 and 101,782 respectively. The national case fatality rate is at 1.84 per cent.
India has exponentially scaled up its TESTING capacity from one in January to more than 7.7 cr in October.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 4, 2020
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