Breaking news

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik’s stand has not softened even after moreAll You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency in India: Trends, Legality and more The Champaran Foundation, in collaboration with InFeed, organised an online more In one of the biggest leaks ever of offshore financial records, the more The Champaran Foundation, in collaboration with InFeed, is inviting entries more The recently concluded German elections on September 26, 2021 have given a more According to latest news reports, China has been on a defense infrastructure more A new line of argument has already come to dominate the public sphere: it’ more The government has gone one step further to detect community spread of the more The government has issued an order to abolish the six allowances, including more Aarogya Setu application launched by NIC is aimed to track COVID-19 affected more SEOUL| South Korea’s unemployment rate was unchanged in April as the more Amid the outbreak of Corona pandemic in the country, Indian government has more Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday indicated more Corona infection in the country is taking a macabre form. So far, more than 74 more Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written a letter to UP more On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a package of Rs 20 lakh more

Rising Corona Cases, Testing Going at Slower Pace

Corona Patients

Five states of the country have crossed the peak of first wave of epidemic. The situation in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh is such that the first wave has been swept away here. Looking at the figures, the second wave is four times faster. During the first wave last year in these states, 10 to 20 thousand cases were coming in a day, but now this figure has reached 40 to 50 thousand.

Instructions are being given to the states for maximum investigation to prevent the spread of infection. Despite this, the test data of Covid-19 has not changed. In the past 21 days, the infection rate has increased from two to 11%, but on an average every day the condition of investigation is between 10 to 11 lakhs.

Only eight lakh samples could be tested in the last 24 hours, in which more than 11.58% were found infected. These states account for 75.88% of the total active cases. Talking about deaths from Corona, the contribution of new deaths in eight states is 84.52 percent.

Due to increase in new cases for the 26th consecutive day, the total number of active patients in the country increased to 7,41,830 which is 5.89 per cent of total infections, while the recovery rate has come down further to 92.80 per cent. During this period, 52847 patients were declared healthy. Earlier on February 12, the number of least active patients in the country was 1,35,926, which was 1.25 percent of the total infection.

Dr. Samiran Panda, Chief Infectious Disease Specialist of ICMR, says that now is the time to speed up the investigation of Corona. If new cases are coming up much faster than last year, then the investigation in the states should be more than the last time. With this figure reaching 20 lakhs every day, only the right source and the people in contact can be ascertained.

According to ICMR, there are 2442 labs currently under examination in the country. If we talk about the daily capacity, then more than 22 lakh samples can be tested in a day, but the states are not even using 50% capacity.

Story Page