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Covid-19 positivity rate has doubled to 16.69% in 12 days: Govt

Apr 18, 2021 16:02 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The daily coronavirus positivity rate in India in the last 12 days has doubled to 16.69%, while the weekly positivity rate has increased more than 4 fold from 3.05% to 13.54% in the past one month, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Chhattisgarh reported the highest weekly positivity rate at 30.38%, followed by Goa at 24.24%, Maharashtra at 24.17%, Rajasthan at 23.33% and Madhya Pradesh at 18.99%, according to the ministry.

India reported a record 2,61,500 new coronavirus cases and 1,501 deaths in last 24 hours with Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan reporting 78.56% of the new cases.

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