New Delhi: The Centre on Monday appreciated Odisha for being among the top two states in containing and combating the COVID-19 pandemic efficiently, officials said here. Also Read - Karan Johar's Two Helpers Test Positive For Coronavirus, Filmmaker And Family Test Negative

Odisha and Kerala have the best performing double rates for COVID-19 (growth of infection). The two states have managed contact tracing and case management very well in COVID-19 cases, leading to highest doubling rate in the country of more than 30 days. Also Read - Day After Crossing 50,000 Mark, Maharashtra Registers 2,436 New cases; Tally Stands at 52,667

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data between April 12-18 said Odisha and Kerala have the best-performing doubling rates of positive COVID-19 cases. Also Read - Arjun Bijlani's Building Gets Sealed After Doctor's Family Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Actor Says 'I am Worried'

While cases doubled in Kerala in 67.2 days, it was 34.12 days in case of Odisha. The Union Territory of Chandigarh registered doubling of cases in 45.7 days, the officials said.

Third in the list of states is Chhattisgarh, which has seen positive cases double in 27.8 days during the period, they added.