Maharashtra and Kerala currently account for the largest share of decreased Covid-19 instances in India. While Maharashtra has been one of the badly affected states since the outbreak’s inception, Kerala managed to keep the spread under control during the initial wave, only for numbers to surge in the last few months.
Maharashtra’s health professionals and authorities have accused the massive spread of illness on dense population, transportation, and widespread violation of Covid rules. A rapid spread of the virus, caused in part by regular influenza in some areas and part by viral mutation, hasn’t improved things either.
Kerala, too, increased testing considerably during the second wave, performing almost 40 lakh tests in May. This resulted in a positivity rating of approximately 24%, compared to the national average of 15.43%.