Monday, 07 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Positivity rate comes down to 3.19 percent, new & active case count too witness sharp decline
In clear indication that the second wave of the contagion of Covid 19 in Uttarakhand is contained to a large extent, the positivity rate in the state has come down to 3.19 percent in the week ending June 5. The positivity rate, which is calculated by number of positive cases divided by total number of tests and is an indicator of the spread of infection in the population, has come below the 5 percent mark for the first time in the last seven weeks in the state.
The data maintained by the Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation suggests that the total number of new cases and the active cases too are at lowest levels in the last eight and seven weeks respectively. The week (May 30 to June 5) is the 64th week since the first case of the disease was reported in the state on March 15 last year reported 6466 new cases of the disease.
This is the lowest weekly count since 5765 cases reported in 56th week (April 4 to 10). In the 64th week 17,305 active cases were reported which is the lowest figure since 15,386 active cases reported in 57th week (April 11 to 17). In the week ending June 5 a total of 304 deaths were reported which is a big relief. The highest weekly deaths were reported 62nd week (May 16 to 22) when 1,111 deaths were reported. In 63rd week (May 23-29), 626 deaths were reported.
The founder of the SDC foundation Anoop Nautiyal said that good development in the majority of parameters is certainly a big relief. He however added that the only major concern is that the testing has reduced by 22 percent in 64th week when compared with 63rd week. In 64th week 2,02,426 tests were done while 2,58, 601 tests were conducted in the previous week. He said that the authorities should continue focusing on more tests to combat the contagion.