Covid-19 Case IncreasesLast week, in view of the rapid increase in the cases of Kovid-19 and the increase in the weekly infection rate, the Center has asked five states to prevent any spread of Coronavirus. To control it, it has been advised to keep a strict vigil and take precautionary steps if needed. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra, has highlighted that some states are reporting more cases of COVID-19 in India, leading to localization of the spread of the infection. Indicate possibility.
Therefore, there is a need to follow a risk assessment based approach on public health response, Bhushan said. Also, the success achieved so far in fighting the epidemic should not be lost. In the letter, he has mentioned about the decrease in the cases of Kovid in the country in the last three months. However, there has been a slight increase in Kovid cases with 15,708 new cases being reported in the week ending 27 May and increasing to 21,055 in the week ending 3 June. Also, the infection rate of 0.52 percent in the week ended 27 May 2022 increased to 0.73 percent in the week ended 3 June.
This was said to the states
States have been asked to comply with the directions issued by the Ministry on April 8, 2022 for relaxation of various activities, screening and monitoring, clinical management, immunization and community participation with a greater focus on evidence based decision making. States have been advised to continue monitoring and implementing necessary measures for speedy and effective management of COVID-19 to ensure compliance of various advisories issued by the Ministry.
Cases increasing in these states
According to the letter, there has been an increase in weekly new cases in Tamil Nadu. The 335 cases reported here in the week ended May 27 increased to 659 in the week ended June 3 and this is 3.13 percent of the new cases in India that ended on June 3. There has been an increase in new cases in Kerala and 4,139 new cases were reported in the week ended May 27, while their number was 6,556 in the week ended June 3. This is 31.14 percent of the cases reported in India in the week ended June 3.
Bhushan has mentioned in the letter that the infection rate in the state increased from 5.2 percent to 7.8 percent last week. In Maharashtra, 2,471 new cases were reported in the week ended May 27, while the number was 4,883 in the week ended June 3, which is 23.19 percent of the cases of Kovid in India in the week ended June 3. Apart from this, there has also been an increase in weekly infection cases in the said period in Telangana and Karnataka.
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