Politicians, members of various parties and bureaucrats have brought the VIP culture to Covid testing, putting more pressure on the common man.
State’s R0 valve — the number of people a Covid+ve person can infect — rises to 1.55, the 8th worst in country; ntn’l avg at 1.32
Several states such as Maharashtra and Karnataka insist on a RTPCR negative before allowing any traveller in.
On Sunday, the State detected 5,695 cases of COVID-19 after conducting only 58,742 tests with the Test Positivity Rate of the State currently at 10.39 per cent.
When she informed the matter to her relatives who live in the same locality, none of them turned up to take care of her out of fear of contracting the virus.
The District Medical and Health Officer C Dhanraj said that sufficient kits would be made available as per the demand.
In Tirupati, where more cases are reported every day, testing has been delayed due to technical snags.
Cachar district Additional Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan said a total of 690 passengers arrived at the airport from various parts of the country aboard six aircraft.
Nearly 99,000 coronavirus tests were conducted on Friday while 82,569 tests were carried out on the preceeding.
Mahapatra said the patients in home isolation should be contacted on a daily basis and given necessary advice.
The increase in sample collection, which went to 1000-1200 everyday from 150-200 per day last month, is cited as the reason behind overload and backlog.
Directions given by the Union Health Minister in Tuesday’s VC were conveyed to the district administrations.
The SAI said the precautions and norms will be implemented keeping Olympic probable athletes in mind, so that their training does not suffer.
Health authorities had previously been reluctant to expand the use of rapid antigen tests and other forms of fast testing, which could produce results within 30 minutes but are less accurate
The institute had come in for criticism after 4 students tested positive within a fortnight