New Delhi: Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Gujarat showing a continuous decrease in daily new COVID19 cases, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday while addressing the current status of the pandemic in the country. The ministry also said that states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Telangana, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also showing continuous plateauing in daily new COVID19 cases.Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown: Section 144 Extended in Noida Till Dec 31; Malls, Gyms to Function at 50% Capacity. Full List of Guidelines Here

States like Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Assam, J&K, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh are showing continued increasing trend in daily new cases, the Ministry of Health further added. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Govt Issues Guidelines for All Travellers Amid Omicron Scare | Details Here

“More than 1 lakh active cases in 13 states, 50,000 to 1 lakh active cases in 6 states and less than 50,000 active cases in 17 states,” Government said. Also Read - 25 Students Test COVID Positive In Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur District, School Shut For One Week

While informing about the country’s positivity rate, ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava said that the national positivity rate is around 21 per cent. “Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to be allowed at all government and private health facilities, no accreditation required. Home-based testing solutions being explored,” Dr. Balram Bhargava said.

Delhi on Tuesday logged 12,481 fresh cases of COVID-19. According to the data released by the Health Department, the national capital registered 13,583 recoveries taking the total tally to 12,44,880. On Monday, Delhi recorded 12,651 new cases of Covid-19 and 319 deaths. The positivity rate was recorded at 19.10 per cent with 66,234 tests conducted during the day.

Chief Minister Arvind today, while addressing the media, said that the ongoing lockdown in the national capital has proved to be successful as the daily rise of COVID-19 cases has gone down.