JAIPUR: The city is witnessing a spike in Covid cases as 135 new infections have been reported in the last three days accounting for 25% of the cases the city has reported in March so far.
Though the city has reported 541cases in 16 days of March, active cases rose to 516 on Monday. Though the city is continuously reporting sporadic infections from several areas, cases in clusters have not been reported, which is a matter of relief for the health authorities. Sporadic cases are constantly being reported from 15 to 25 places on an average daily.
The areas which are continuously reporting cases are Bani Park, Walled City areas, Jhotwara, Jagatpura, Mansarovar, Malviya Nagar, Sanganer, Shastri Nagar,Sodala, Vaishali Nagar and Vidhyadhar Nagar. Health department officials said the cases are sporadic and there are no such hotspots or clusters. The cases are being reported in single digits. Since the daily new infections are on the rise marginally, the active cases, which were 335 on March 1, has now risen to 516 as on March 16.
“Efforts are underway to contain the spread of the virus. We are conducting contact tracing for early identification of cases. Also our teams are deployed at airports, railway stations and bus stands for screening and testing of suspected cases,” said a senior health department official.
In March, 55,553 Covid tests have been conducted by the health department and out of those, 541 were tested positive. The positivity rate is even less than 1%, which means out of 100 tests done in the city, one person was tested positive.