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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Chandigarh logs lowest weekly positivity rate at 4.8%

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 9

In the first week of January, Chandigarh recorded a positivity rate of 4.8 per cent as against the positivity rate of 5.6 per cent witnessed in the last week of December.

For the first time since the pandemic scaled up in the city, the positivity rate has reached 5 per cent. According to the World Health Organization's advisory in May, a positivity rate of less than 5 per cent for two weeks indicates that an epidemic is under control.

A total of 399 cases have been recorded in the first week of January, whereas 439 cases were recorded in the preceding week. The number of infected cases has dipped by 9 per cent, while positivity rate has dipped by 0.8 per cent.

In the last one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 0.3 per cent every day. The number of active cases has dipped to 1.2 per cent, implying that for every 100 confirmed cases, only one is currently infected.

The recovery rate of Chandigarh has shot up to 97.2 per cent. As many as eight Covid patients with comorbidities died this week.

For every 10 lakh people in Chandigarh, 1, 61,625 samples were tested and 17,134 out of every 10 lakh people in Chandigarh have tested positive for the virus.


The stats

In the past one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 0.3 per cent every day. The number of active cases has dipped to 1.2 per cent, implying that for every 100 confirmed cases, only one is currently infected.



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