No need to repeat RT-PCR test of Covid infected people: ICMR

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New Delhi: The Central Government has issued new instructions regarding Corona Testing. Director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday that there is no need to test healthy people traveling from one state to another. Along with this, Bhargava said that those who have been infected with Corona virus, there is no need to do RTPCR test again. Bhargava said that Rapid Antigen Test is exempted in government and private facilities. No approval is required for this. Bhargava said that alternative ways of testing at home are being found.

Bhargava said that the positivity rate in the country is close to around 21%, there are 310 districts in the country in which the positivity rate is higher than the average positivity rate of the country whereas on April 30, 2021, 19,45,299 tests were done in the country. Which is the highest in the whole world. Giving information about active cases, the Health Ministry said that there are 13 states in the country where there are more than 1 lakh active cases. The number of active cases remains between 50,000 and 1 lakh in 6 states. There are 17 states where there are less than 50,000 active cases.

Cases falling in these states
While giving information about the decreasing corona cases in some states of the country, the Health Ministry said that new cases in Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Telangana, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar have continued to decrease every day. Has been Along with this, new Covid-19 cases are decreasing daily in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Gujarat.

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Health Ministry said new cases are increasing daily in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh.

Significantly, there has been a slight decrease in the cases of coronavirus that are exposed daily in the country. There are 3 lakh 29 thousand 942 new cases in the country on Tuesday. At the same time, 3876 people died in the last 24 hours. With this, 3,56,082 people were discharged from the hospital during the last 24 hours. Maharashtra, UP, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Delhi accounted for 74 percent of the discharges.