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Covid-19 unfold reported in new areas however 82% of complete circumstances from 10 states/UTs: Well being ministry – india information


The coronavirus an infection has unfold to new areas within the nation, however 82 per cent of the full circumstances are nonetheless restricted to 10 states and Union Territories, the well being ministry mentioned on Tuesday.

Addressing a press briefing, Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned 50 districts account for 66 per cent of the full caseload and the Covid-19 case fatality fee has progressively declined to 2.10 per cent, the bottom for the reason that first lockdown was imposed on March 25.

“Coronavirus an infection has unfold to newer areas however 82 per cent of the full circumstances are nonetheless restricted to 10 states and UTs within the nation, whereas 50 districts at present account for 66 per cent of the Covid-19 caseload within the nation,” he mentioned.

Giving a break-up of the mortality fee in response to gender, the official mentioned about 68 per cent of Covid-19 deaths have been reported amongst male sufferers and 32 per cent amongst feminine sufferers in India.

By way of age, he mentioned 50 per cent of such deaths passed off within the age group of 60 years and above.

“About 37 per cent of Covid-19 deaths in India passed off within the age group of 45 to 60 years, whereas 11 per cent of deaths have been recorded within the age group of 26 to 44 years,” he advised reporters.

India’s Covid-19 fatality fee has progressively declined to 2.10 per cent, the bottom for the reason that first lockdown, Bhushan mentioned.

He famous that the full variety of recovered circumstances at 12.30 lakh is 2 occasions the variety of energetic Covid-19 circumstances.

“A complete of 28 states and UTs are conducting greater than 140 Covid-19 exams per day per million inhabitants. India is conducting 479 exams per day per million inhabitants for the detection of the illness,” Bhushan mentioned.

He mentioned 28 states and UTs have a Covid-19 positivity fee of lower than 10 per cent, whereas India’s positivity fee as on date is 8.89 per cent.

ICMR Director Common Professor Balram Bhargava mentioned fast antigen exams account for 25 to 30 per cent of the full exams carried out up to now for the detection of Covid-19.

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