Covid: At 41%, Goa sets positivity rate record, Delhi close 2nd
NEW DELHI: Goa set a new record with 41% coronavir s positivity rate measured over a 14-day period between April 21 and May 4 and there are at least 13 states, including Delhi, where the fortnightly infection rate was more than 21%.
Such a high rate of infection points to under-reported cases and the need to increase testing. Compared to the situation in March, when only one state had breached the 7% positivity mark, the fresh outbreak indicates the caseload may remain high even as the second wave has resulted in fresh restrictions in many states. TOI’s fortnightly positivity rate study indicates lack of adequate testing, tracing and treatment.
In Delhi, the positivity rate went up from 19% in the previous fortnight (April 8-21) to 32% in the April 21-May 4 fortnight. After Goa and Delhi, West Bengal is the third-worst affected state with a positivity rate of 30% in the April 21-May 4 fortnight. The all-India positivity rate has shot up from 15% to 21% during the last two fortnights as ag inst 3-4% in March.
Maharashtra, however, is showing signs of a slowdown with the infection rate down from 25% (during April 8-21) to 23% in the last fortnight (April 21-May 4). Chhattisgarh is also slightly down, from 29% to 28% during this period.
Nine states have reported a positivity rate between 10%-20%. Only Assam and some other northeastern states have infections contained at 5%. Odisha witnessed a rapid rise in cases where the infection rate has gone up from 8% to 17% in the last two fortnights.
This is all due to criminal negligence of Modi and Shah. They abandoned India in its most critical hour and went to Bengal for campaigning. If a soldier abandons army during WAR, he is shot. What should we do of BJP ministers and PM.
Amazing how Gujarat has one of the lowest positivity rates in the country. Something is fishy here or the whole daal is fishy?
I was asked in my interview: Name one good thing you would do for your country: My response was: I would never ve for BJP
MODI AND SHAH SOULD BE TRIED IN COURT FOR UTTER NEGLIGENCE. THEY HAVE TOTALLY FAILED AS PM & HM. WHEN CASES WENT PAST 100K , KHUMBH WAS STILL ON , SO AS THIER PACKED RALLIES.
Modi please humble request please resign. A tea maker can have no knowledge how to run the country
Modiji , Please send central team at GOA urgently and speak to governer also . Please do same thing at karnataka . Your action on these states will be appreciated
All types of records are being broken daily in a negative sense by the sheer negligence of our PM and his band of incompetent ministers- why is he not resigning yet taking responsibility?
BTW FIGURES THAT ARE MADE PUBLIC FROM BJP RULED STATES ARE FUDGED , ESPECIALLY U.P COZ THERE ARE ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR.
One year has gone by, we still lack the very basic infrastructure and medical supplies that are needed to stop the second wave. To be fair, WHO has been repeating its mantra "testing, testing, testing" since day one. But unfortunately, Feku is only interested in his own "no-tests-no-cases" strategy.
Post Holi Goa cases increased due to Maharashtraians visited Goa in Holi festival
First cut your beard. It gathers vir ses and bacteria. You become superspreader automatically. Now, Bengal ion is over, no need to fake Tagore.
Modi Resign movement is on!!
Goa did some sensible decision by banning film shoots. I wish most of the ministers had such common sense to prevent vir s spread.
All BJP states are living in denial and thats why this vir s has exploded. When Modi doesnt take the vir s seriously then how can we expect the ppl to?
Modi and BJP should just read the comment section of all news papers and they will see people's anger! Even BJP IT cell is unable to defend such overwhelming anger of people! BJP has come like y to India! Everywhere the smell of death!
corona my best friend, doesn't consider re gion,caste, creed, social status. He gives equal treatment to all.
The role of citizens is key role in spreading this vir s. Go nments can advice and citizens need to follow, that culture does not est here.
complete locklown must for whole country at least for 15 days
In January Modi ji declared that India will become the vaccine supplier to the world. We will achieve tat soon. Proud to have such a visionary prime minister.
good, we are looking at natural herd immunity