Health Ministry says, Aim is to bring down COVID-19 positivity rate to or below 5%

The Health Ministry on Tuesday stated that "aggressive testing" is necessary to bring down the COVID-19 positivity rate. "The aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down positivity rate to or below 5%," it said.

21st July 2020 | 06:27 PM (IST)
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Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said 19 states and union territories are performing more than 140 Covid-19 tests for each day per million population.

"Number of Covid-19 deaths for each million population in India keeps on being among the lowest in the world," said Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Special Duty, Health Ministry, told columnists during preparation on the predominant Covid-19 circumstance in the nation.

Bhushan said aggressive testing is important to cut down the Covid-19 positivity rate and that the point is to keep up this level of testing in order to cut down the positivity rate beneath 5%.

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"Proof proposes that with a valved veil the individual wearing it is sheltered however on the off chance that it's an asymptomatic individual, at that point affinity of that individual tainting others, is there. This is developing," included Bhushan.

The Center on Monday has kept in touch with all states and association regions cautioning against the utilization of N-95 veils with valved respirator by individuals, saying these don't keep the infection from spreading out and are "negative" to the measures embraced for its regulation.

The Director-General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health, in a letter to the Principal Secretaries of wellbeing and clinical training of states said it has been seen that there is "unseemly use" of N-95 covers, especially those with a valved respirator, by the open other than assigned wellbeing laborers.

"Covid-19 case casualty rate has dropped to 2.43%, viable clinical administration prompting a decline in casualty rate," a service official said.

"The sero observation was done in Delhi to evaluate the commonness of Covid-19 contamination among the general network of Delhi. About a half-year into the pandemic it was discovered that 22.86% of individuals were influenced and 77% populace are vulnerable," said Dr. Sujeet Kumar Singh, Director, National Center for Disease Control.

The investigation, which was led from June 27 to July 10 by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) as a team with the Delhi government, additionally showed that countless contaminated people stay asymptomatic.

A sero survey includes testing of blood serum of people to check for the commonness of antibodies against the disease.

"8 out of 11 regions have sero-commonness over 20%. Focal, upper east, north, and Shahdara locale of Delhi have sero-commonness of about 27%," said Dr. Singh.

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"India's demises per million populace due to Covid-19 remain at 20.4, while the worldwide normal is 77," the service said. 

"India's two Covid-19 Vaccines are in stage 1 and stage 2 of preliminaries. Conversations have just started how the antibodies will be made accessible to every one of the individuals who need it," said Dr. V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.

"Government of India will investigate every possibility to guarantee individuals of India and worldwide network approach an Indian immunization as right on time as could be expected under the circumstances. Each conceivable assistance will be guaranteed to ensure preliminaries are led experimentally and morally and we show up at a moderate alternative," said Paul.

India recorded 37,148 Covid-19 Cases over the most recent 24 hours, pushing its count to 11,55,191, while the complete number of recuperations expanded to 7,24,577, as indicated by Union health ministry information on Tuesday.

The loss of life because of the infection rose to 28,084 with 587 fatalities announced in a day, the information refreshed at 8 am appeared.

There are 4,02,529 dynamic instances of the Coronavirus contamination as of now in the nation, while 7,24,577 individuals have recuperated till now. In this way, 62.72 percent of individuals have recouped up until this point, it said.

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