350 Corpn staff including assessors & tax collectors to monitor stricter implementation of Covid protocols
With Covid-19 cases within touching distance of 6,000 mark, the State is ramping up infrastructure to contain the second wave.
History seems to be repeating itself. A year after Covid-19 broke out, the country and the state are back in the same position and witnessing a ten-fold surge in the number of cases registered.
Of the fresh cases spread across 28 districts, 755 were in quarantine and 527 local infections.
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The grip of the virus in Nizamabad, Nirmal and Asifabad districts appears to be strong and total.
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Many experts opine that vaccinating a large section of the vulnerable population may be the only way to bring down the severity of an aggressive second wave of the pandemic.
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The application was filed in a disposed of petition which had sought to increase the COVID-19 testing capacity in the national capital and getting speedy results.
The sharp daily rise in cases has also kept the recovery rate on the lower side, with only 245 recovering on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the State government has rushed senior government officials to the affected districts to monitor the situation.
In the last 24 hours ending 2 pm, 59,051 samples were tested and the test positivity rate was 5.93 per cent.
A total of 80,856 samples were tested on Tuesday, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 2,00,93,091.
Officials in the health department are expecting a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Ernakulam district post the assembly elections.
According to experts, Covid-19 protocol was ignored during poll campaigning. As a result, the state can expect a severe second wave soon after the elections