Not less than 120 districts in 29 states and Union Territories have reported a weekly positivity charge of 10 per cent within the third wave of the pandemic, pushed by the extremely transmissible variant Omicron, newest authorities information reveals.
The positivity charge, or the variety of folks testing optimistic for each 100 checks, was 10 per cent in solely two districts as on December 24. The weekly positivity charge rose to over 10 per cent in 41 districts in 17 states and Union Territories by January 6. Extra districts continued to report excessive positivity charge and at the moment a complete of 120 districts have weekly positivity charge of over 10 per cent, authorities information reveals.
“Testing is the spine for curbing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 because it helps early detection of circumstances and their isolation and speak to tracing. All states are suggested to scale up testing to most doable ranges utilizing speedy antigen checks in underserved areas, rural areas and locations the place RT-PCR testing just isn’t possible,” the Indian Council of Medical Analysis, or ICMR, stated within the doc detailing the weekly positivity charge. The info got here from states and laboratories within the ICMR portal.