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Positive rate of 20% or more in 2 out of 5 districts of India | India News

More than 40% of India’s 741 districts, or 301 of them, had a test positivity rate of 20% or more during the week of May 1 to 7, according to data released by the Ministry of Health of the Union on Saturday. The fact that these districts are spread across 31 of the country’s 36 states and UT reveals just how widespread the current rise in Covid infections is.
Of the 15 districts with positivity rates above 50% for the period, Haryana had four and Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan two each. What is striking is that most of these districts are rural. Since the test numbers are not available, it is unclear whether this is due to inadequate testing or not.

Positive rate of 20% or more in 2 out of 5 districts of India | India News

The highest positivity rates for the seven-day period were recorded in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, which recorded 91.5%, but this is likely more an indication of an extremely low number of tests performed.

Positive rate of 20% or more in 2 out of 5 districts of India | India News

Next on the list were Yanam in Puducherry, Bikaner in Rajasthan, Diban Valley in Arunchal Pradesh, and Pali in Rajasthan. The state with the highest proportion of districts on the list of over 20% is Kerala, with 13 of its 14 districts listed here.
Haryana (19 of 22), West Bengal (19 of 23), Delhi (9 of 11) and Karnataka (24 of 31) were the others with more than 70% of their districts on this worrying list. It also included all the districts of Goa and Puducherry, the only district of Chandigarh and three out of four of Sikkim.

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