New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 daily test positivity rate (TPR) breached the 7% mark after a long period of time on August 14. According to the government’s daily bulletin for the day, it stood at 7.52%; a rate above 5% is what the World Health Organisation (WHO) sees as a potential cause of concern.
The total number of people who tested positive on August 15 in the country was 14,917. On June 28, the total number of positive cases had gone beyond 15,000 for the first time in recent months. This was in sharp contrast to the scenario just 30 days ago. On May 23, India reported a mere 1,627 cases.
For the entire month of June, July and August up until now, the total number of daily cases have remained in five digits.