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Nagaland fourth in India with higher COVID positivity rate than average; MoHFW

Nagaland is the fourth state in India with higher COVID positivity rate than national average, according to the data from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India
(States & UT with higher COVID Positivity Rate than national average | Data: MoHFW)

Kohima, October 23 (NEx): Nagaland is the fourth state in India with higher COVID positivity rate than national average, according to the data from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India.

The MoHFW on Friday, while highlighting the landmark 10 crore COVID-19 tests conducted across the country till date, has put out the details of 15 States /UTs which are exhibiting higher COVID Positivity Rate compared to the national figure. Nagaland State is among the 15 States/UT which has higher COVID positivity rate compared to the national figure.

According to the data put up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, Nagaland’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 15.4%. While national COVID-19 positivity rate is 7.75% till date, MoHFW stated.

Maharashtra has the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the country with 20.3%, followed by Puducherry with 18.1%, Kerala 17.2% and Nagaland 15.4%.

MoHFW stated that ’15 States and UTs exhibiting higher COVID Positivity Rate compared to the national figure, indicates the need for higher levels of comprehensive testing in these regions.’

According to the COVID-19 daily bulletin issued by Nagaland Health Department, a total of 8436 positive cases has been reported till today, October 23, 2020. Out of which 6500 patients have recovered from COVID-19 taking the active cases count to 1837. State also reported 22 deaths due to COVID-19.