India’s Covid-19 positivity rate on constant downward trend: Health ministry
The Union health ministry said on October 13th that the positivity rate of coronavirus disease or Covid-19 in India is on a “constant downward trend” and that the country’s cumulative positivity rate is at 8.07%, weekly rate at 6.24% and the daily rate at 5.16%. The health ministry also said India has maintained its global position of being the country with one of the lowest Covid-19 cases and related deaths per million. The total number of active cases in the country is 838,729 on date and they have been below the 900,000-mark for the fifth consecutive day now. The ministry said that the decline in daily cases is the because of the collaborative action by states and Union territories under the Centre’s strategy of comprehensive and aggressive testing, surveillance, hospitalization and adherence to the Standard Treatment Protocol which has ensured a standardised quality of medical care across the public and private hospitals and for home isolation.