Moreover, active cases are also on the rise, as its graph is steadily moving upwards from the beginning of March. Since daily new infections are on the rise marginally, active cases which were 1,308 on March 1 has risen to 2,851 on March 17. Jaipur has the highest active cases at 564, followed by Udaipur (338), Dungarpur (323), Kota (246) and Jodhpur (225).
“We are taking measures to identify cases in early stages by strengthening contact tracing in the state. Also, directions have been issued to conduct RT-PCR tests in increased numbers. People should also continue taking precautionary measures such as wearing masks, social distancing and also avoiding crowded places,”said a health department official.
The state’s death toll stood at 2,791.
In different parts of the state, where Covid hotspots in small pockets have been identified, the health department is taking measures including creating containment zones, declaring zero-mobility in affected areas.
More than 3.37 lakh doses of Covid-19 were given to beneficiaries on Wednesday. Health secretary Siddharth Mahajan said, “Rajasthan becomes first state to give more than 30 lakh first shots, first state to give first shots to more than 20 lakh people above 60 years and first state to cross 35 lakh total shots with aggregate figures of 36.8 lakh.”