South and Northeast big worry as Covid-19 second wave retreats in India

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has proven particular indicators of retreat in India as each day coronavirus circumstances have declined by over 1.50 lakh in the previous one month. The case positivity ratio for Covid-19 has additionally declined from round 25 per cent to lower than 10 per cent whereas the variety of samples examined each day has elevated from lower than 15 lakh to over 22 lakh.

India has seen a constant decline in lively caseload since May 10 with no uptick in the previous two weeks (May 13-26). Several Covid-19 hotspot states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh have proven a marked decline in Covid-19 circumstances.

Still southern and the northeastern states stay a worry as India fights in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic. Several states in these two geographical models have a case positivity ratio of above 20 per cent.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), case positivity ratio of lower than 5 per cent signifies that the unfold of Covid-19 is below management.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has proven a decline in Covid-19 circumstances over the previous one week with some days reporting a decline in lively caseload. But case positivity charge in Andhra Pradesh has remained above 20 per cent since May 9.


Karnataka is the state with the very best lively Covid-19 caseload in India. Its positivity charge has remained above 20 per cent since April-end. It has not seen a single sub-20 per cent day in May.

However, Covid-19 positivity charge is declining in Karnataka since May 17, when it peaked at virtually 40 per cent. But Karnataka nonetheless stays the largest Covid-19 worry for authorities.


Like Karnataka, Kerala too has not seen a single day in May with beneath 20 per cent case positivity ratio. However, the state has seen a decline in circumstances with lively caseload lowering constantly for the previous 10 days.

Kerala has the fourth highest lively Covid-19 caseload with over 2.55 lakh circumstances of coronavirus an infection at present. Only Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have extra lively circumstances than Kerala.

Tamil Nadu

Case positivity ratio in Tamil Nadu has remained very excessive for a state constantly testing 1.50-1.75 lakh samples a day. It has been round or over 20 per cent since May 10.

Among the big states, Tamil Nadu has the second highest lively case ratio for Covid-19 at 16 per cent. Karnataka has over 17 per cent of complete Covid-19 circumstances at present actively.


For a small state, Goa continues to be reporting a really excessive variety of recent circumstances that stay in extra of 1,500 a day. It is a decline from the sooner 3,000-plus zone.

Covid-19 positivity charge is troublesome in Goa as it has remained over 30 per cent on daily basis for greater than a month. At least 4 days in the previous one month noticed case positivity ratio going previous the 50 per cent-mark.


The case positivity ratio in Manipur has remained typically above 20 per cent since May 14. It has remained excessive regardless of the variety of samples being examined seeing a spike in Manipur throughout the interval. This signifies higher unfold of Covid-19 in the state, which has virtually 15 per cent of all Covid-19 circumstances at present lively.


Meghalaya has seen a spike in Covid-19 circumstances with case positivity charge fluctuating on both facet of 20 per cent in the previous two weeks. It stays a hotspot in the Northeast. Its lively case ratio stands at over 25 per cent indicating a current spike in Covid-19, making it a hotspot for the pandemic.


Nagaland has seen over 20 per cent case positivity ratio for Covid-10 on majority of days (16 of 26) in May. Nagaland has not seen a single day of declining lively caseload in the previous one month making it a state of concern in the Northeast. Its lively ratio is properly over 23 per cent.


Sikkim has constantly proven a positivity charge in excessive 20s to mid-30s. Though the Covid-19 numbers have remained largely between 200 and 300 in the previous two weeks however for a state with a small inhabitants, the coronavirus pandemic is in exponential progress state. Its lively case ratio is at 25 per cent.

West Bengal

West Bengal is a serious hotspot of Covid-19 in India. Bengal, which noticed the Covid-19 state of affairs explode throughout meeting election, has reported a case positivity ratio in extra of 25 per cent on daily basis in the previous one month.

The excellent news for the state may very well be a slight decline in lively caseload over the previous one week. However, excessive positivity charge mixed with stagnating testing and surging recent circumstances sign that Bengal wants to check extra samples a day.

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