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Oct 14 2020

Average daily positivity rate now at 4-month low

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

India’s average daily Covid-19 positivity rate has demonstrated a sharp decline week-on-week over the last four weeks with it falling to 5.1% on Monday — the lowest in the last four months.On Monday, a total of 55,342 new infected cases were detected after 10,73,014 samples were tested to check for Covid-19.The average daily Covid-19 positivity rate declined from 8.50% between September 9-15 to 6.2% between October 7-13. The dip in positivity rate is encouraging as it comes despite an increase in overall testing, health ministry said.





“We have maintained the average daily testing at over 11 lakh and 14 states and Union Territories have higher tests per million and lower positivity rate than the country’s average,” health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.The cumulative positivity rate now stands at 8%, whereas India is conducting around 64,275 tests per million population.

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