Highlights

  • Early signs that Covid cases are plateauing in some states: Govt
  • Over 10% weekly positivity rate in over 400 districts: Govt
  • 11 states have over 50,000 active Covid cases: Govt

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Early signs of Covid cases plateauing, but situation needs to be observed: Govt

Lav Agarwal, the joint secretary in the Health Ministry, said 11 states have over 50,000 active Covid cases, which include Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala. 

Early indications of Covid cases plateauing have been reported in some places but the trend needs to be observed, the Union government said on Thursday whilst noting that 400 districts have logged over 10 per cent positivity rate in the week ending January 26.

Stressing the need to continue with precautions to curb the surge in infections, it noted that Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan were recording a high number of Covid cases and positivity.

Simultaneously, a decline in Covid cases and positivity rate have been observed in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Odisha, Haryana and West Bengal, the government stated.

Lav Agarwal, the joint secretary in the Health Ministry, said 11 states have over 50,000 active Covid cases, which include Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala with over 3 lakh active infections.

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Agarwal also said that 95 per cent of India's adults have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine while 74 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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