Though the reducing positivity rates are a good sign, the progress needs to be sustained over the next few weeks.
A progressive report is witnessed over a three whole week. The overall Covid-19 positivity rate continues to decline holding out hope that the worst of the second wave is over with more districts reporting a progressive fall.
The better news is, however, tempered with concern over positivity rate remaining high in some states with 22, including West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, reporting over 15% positivity, health ministry data shows.
Though the reducing positivity rates are a good sign, the progress needs to be sustained over the next few weeks. As it has been suggested that, in the coming months within July, Coronavirus will decline only to get back after 6-8 months.
The daily positivity rate dropped to 13.4 % on Wednesday. Speaking about the overall weekly case positivity declined consistently for the last two weeks to 15.2% during May 13-19, against 21.5% ( April 29-May 5) as the number of districts with falling rates also increased to 303 from 210 in the same period.
By: Riya Siddhacharjee