This comes as a relief after weeks of gloomy stories around the Covid-19 situation

In what comes as a relief amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Delhi and several other states in India have shown a downward slope in the daily positivity rate.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh are among states and union territories showing continued plateauing or decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.

After weeks of catastrophic and gloomy stories around the Covid-19 situation in India, this comes as a relief.

Delhi for two consecutive days has shown a positivity rate less than 25%. It reported a positivity rate of 24.92% on Friday showing signs of decline. Meanwhile, the positivity rate was slightly lesser on Thursday and stood at 24.29 percent.

The capital's positivity rate was 26.4 per cent on Wednesday, 26.73 per cent on Tuesday, 29.56 per cent on Monday, 28.33 per cent on Sunday, 31.6 per cent on Saturday, 32.7 per cent on Friday and 32.8 per cent on last Thursday.

The declining positivity rate in Delhi comes even as access tol oxygen has increased and medical supplies have been facilitated in the past few days.
The Center on Wednesday had supplied 730MT of oxygen to the Capital which was more than the 700 MT that the city has demanded. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had expressed his gratitude towards the same.

Delhi has demanded that this level of oxygen supply be retained in the days ahead as well.
Meanwhile, Delhi also saw 19,085 recoveries in the last 24 hours and the recovery total touched 11,83,093.

According to the Health Ministry, the positivity rate is currently above 15 per cent in 24 states in the country and in the range of 5-15 per cent in nine.

Meanwhile, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Odisha are among those showing an upward trend in daily new cases of the infection, the ministry added.

In the last 24 hours, India recorded 4,14,188 new cases. India’s total Active Caseload has reached 36,45,164. It now comprises 16.96% of the country's total Positive Cases. A net incline of 78,766 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The Health Ministry has asked the states to prioritise beneficiaries awaiting their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and ensure timely completion of the recommended vaccination schedule.