Prayagraj: Out of the total 11.35 lakh samples collected in Sangam city, roughly 2.58 per cent of the samples tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the infection rate reported in March so far has been 0.15 per cent of the samples collected in the past fortnight this month. This is a positive trend, given the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in different parts of the country in March.
After analysing the records, officials of the health department on Tuesday claimed to have collected a total of 11,35,335 samples for testing and 29,394 of them tested positive for Covid-19 infection in the past one year.
Statistics also revealed that the death percentage among Covid-19 positive patients in Sangam city was 1.39 per cent. Moreover, around 99.90 per cent of patients had recovered in the home isolation method.
Data also claimed that 21,756 patients have recovered in home isolation while 7,189 others were discharged and recovered from Covid hospitals.
A team of health officials including the chief medical officer (Prayagraj) Dr Prabhakar Rai and district surveillance officer (DSO) Dr Rahul Singh on Tuesday analysed the Covid-19 statistics and found that the percentage of people who tested positive for Covid-19 infection was merely 2.58 per cent during the corona pandemic.
Dr Singh, meanwhile, told TOI that as many as 48,122 samples were collected for testing including 32,922 samples for antigen test, 13,764 for RTPCR test and 1,436 for Truenet Covid test between March 1. To date, 74 of them tested positive for Covid-19 infection. This means that the infection rate after March 1 to date has been 0.15 per cent.
Dr Singh also informed that the number of people who tested positive for the Covid-19 infection in the city was reported less than 10 patients in the last 20 days. Moreover, Sangam city has not reported any death due to Covid-19 infection in the past 35 days.
Expressing satisfaction over the constant fall in infection levels in the city in the past fortnight, Dr Singh has appealed to denizens of Sangam city to maintain social distancing and use of mask and sanitisers. He also appealed to the citizens to go for washing of hands frequently.