Government today said that India’s cumulative Positivity Rate is 7.81 per cent and the daily figure is 3.8 per cent. In a tweet, Health Ministry said, several States and Union Territories are exhibiting Positivity Rate higher than the national average indicating a need for aggressive and widespread testing. The positivity rate of fourteen states and UTs are higher than India’s average. The positivity rate of Maharashtra is 20.4 per cent followed by Puducherry 18.2 per cent, Kerala 17.8 per cent and Nagaland 15.3 per cent.
The Ministry said, as the first step towards timely identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment, higher testing also results in eventually lower positivity rate. The test per million in Delhi is over two lakh 24 thousand, Goa over two lakh and Laddakh is one lakh 86 thousand.