Tuesday, July 27, 2021

North Eastern States witness progressive decline in COVID cases, says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that there is progressive decline in COVID cases in all the North Eastern States except Meghalaya. In a meeting convened yesterday to review the COVID situation in North Eastern States, the Minister expressed satisfaction that all the states are catching up with national average in terms of decline in positivity rate.

He added that Meghalaya is the only exception which witnessed a surge due to the Coronavirus outbreak in a Jail in Ri-bhoi district.

The Minister was informed that in the North Eastern Region, positivity rate, which was 3.96 per cent on 30th of June has come down to 2.94 per cent.

This is in tune with the national average declining from 2.34 per cent on 30th of June to 2.09 per cent on 2nd of this month.

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