A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a porter at a railway station in Ahmedabad, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (PTI Photo)
India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to fall. For the 18th straight running, it is below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.98 per cent. WHO’s criteria, published in May 2020, say a positivity rate of less than 5 per cent is one indicator that the infection is under control in a place.
India vaccinated more than 8 million people earlier this week but even this unprecedented pace may not be fast enough for a country just emerging from a devastating second wave to head off a third one, experts say. As more states lift lockdowns, the average number of passengers travelling per day has tripled from a low of 42,000 in May to 125,000, from the third week of June onwards.