Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Vaccine coverage crosses 12 crore, but daily positivity rate doubles in last 12 days – Express Healthcare

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Chhattisgarh reported the highest weekly positivity rate among states at 30.38 per cent; 10 states recording 78.56 per cent of new cases

India’s daily positivity rate in the last 12 days has doubled from 8.00 per cent to 16.69 per cent as daily new cases continue to rise. 2,61,500 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, as per the latest health ministry data.

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 12 crores with over 26 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours. The country reportedly took just 92 days to reach 12 crore vaccinations, the fastest country across the world, as per health ministry data. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh alone have administered more than 1 crore vaccines each.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan report 78.56 per cent of new detected cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 67,123, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 27,334 while Delhi reported 24,375 new cases.

Sixteen states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases. The national weekly positivity rate has increased from 3.05 per cent to 13.54 per cent in the last one month. Chhattisgarh reported the highest weekly positivity rate among states at 30.38 per cent.

India’s total active caseload has reached 18,01,316. It now comprises 12.18 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. A net incline of 1,21,576 cases was recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 65.02 per cent of India’s total active cases, with Maharashtra accounting for38.09 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,28,09,643 today, with a national recovery rate of 86.62 per cent.

1,38,423 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, while 1,501 deaths were reported in the same period.  Ten states account for 82.94 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (419) followed by Delhi with 167 daily deaths.

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