The exponential increase in State’s COVID-19 case graph continued on Sunday with 4,696 new cases, even when the samples tested in the last 24 hours dropped to 41,630, a dip by more than 5,000 when compared to the past two days.
The test positivity rate (percentage of people who test positive amongst all tested) thus went up to 11.2 in comparison to the previous day’s figure of 9.7, indicating an increase in disease transmission.
The number of recoveries reported on the day is 2,751.
The cumulative case burden now stands at 1,35,721. With a total of 95,698 persons having recovered from their disease, the number of patients currently being treated is 39, 415.
Of the active cases, 329 persons are critically ill and being treated in ICUs with 84 on ventilator support
The State’s death toll is also on a steady rise with another 16 deaths added to the official list (provisional) by the…