The ‘growth factor’ in daily Covid-19 cases over last fortnight (between June 6-20) – indicating the rising trajectory of cases – is estimated to be above six in Tamil Nadu and over four in both Delhi and UP. Daily Covid-19 cases in even Telangana and Haryana have growth factor of more than three during the forthnight. However, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka have growth factor below three despite the large share in active cases, official assessment, reviewed by TOI, shows.
The assessment shows active caseload has more than doubled in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh over last one week. Overall, 10 states have more than 1000 active cases of Covid-19, whereas four states have active cases in the range of 500-1000, data till Monday shows.
Even as Maharashtra and Kerala have 60% of total active cases of Covid-19, the Centre is concerned over rapidly increasing cases in states like Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
With 9923 new cases recorded on Monday, the country’s total active caseload stood at 79,313 cases on Tuesday morning. The death toll climbed to 5,24,890 with 17 new fatalities. The 17 new fatalities include six from Delhi, five from Kerala, two from Maharashtra, and one each from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal and Uttar
The health ministry stressed that more than 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
The official assessment also highlights a significant increase in positivity rate in some states and UTs over last 15 days. While Kerala, Mizoram, Goa, Maharashtra and Delhi recorded more than 5% positivity during the week ending June 19, Assam, Delhi, Haryana and Tamil Nadu recorded a significant change with weekly positivity more than doubling during week ending June 19 as compared to June 6-12.
The overall case positivity trajectory is also showing an upward trend with weekly positivity rate in the country currently recorded at 2.67% and the daily positivity rate reported at 2.55% as on Tuesday morning.
The Centre has asked states and UTs to increase testing and surveillance.