Stuck for over a month at 4-5%, state positivity rate falls to 3.8%
The Times of India Mumbai|July 29, 2021
After plateauing between 4% and 5% for over a month, the state’s weekly positivity rate for Covid-19 has finally climbed down.
Sumitra Deb Roy

Mumbai: It fell to 3.8% in the week ending July 27. However, experts caution that a dip in testing in some of the high-burden districts due to the floods could have contributed to the drop.

From a staggering weekly positivity rate of 27% in the first week of April, Maharashtra started to see a steady decline only around mid-May, when it fell to 14.3%. Thereafter, till mid-June, the drop was steady with positivity rate declining to 5% in the week ending on June 16. However, from June 17 to July 21, the weekly rate stubbornly stood between around 4.4% to 4.5%, showing no signs of decline.

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