Amid increasing cases, chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a review meeting and directed officials to constitute a group of doctors to conduct research on all aspect of the second wave and prepare a strategy for saving the state from its effect.
He directed officials to ensure that new guidelines should be effectively implemented. He said re-emphasis should be done on intensive screening, contact tracing, testing, and also on preventive measures such as face masks, following social distancing and washing hands.
Gehlot said for prevention from second wave, vaccination and precautions, both are equally important. People who already have vaccinated should continue using face masks.
After six days of continuous increase in Covid-19 daily new infection, the state reported a dip on Tuesday as 480 infections were reported. The health department is alert on the rise and has increased surveillance. “We have increased the number of daily tests,” said Siddharth Mahajan, secretary (health). Active cases have risen to 4,262, which were 1,304 on March 1. Cases are too constantly increasing with spike in infections. Though cases are on the rise, the number of serious patients are not rising in that proportion. “In our hospital, 67 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment and out of those one only patient is on ventilator and six are in the ICU. But, we can’t say whet the situation in future will be. So people should continue taking precaution to ward off the risk of getting infected,” said Dr Ajit Singh, superintendent, dedicated Covid RUHS Hospital. In the last three days, 17 Covid deaths have been reported.
In the last 24 hours, four persons died, while 480 others tested positive, taking the fatality count to 2,807 and cases to 3,26,506. Districts which reported new cases are Jaipur (97), Jodhpur (52), Kota (49), Udaipur(48), Ajmer (34), Rajsamand (31), Bhilwara (22), Dungarpur (16), Baran (16),Jhalawar (15), Banswara (15), Pali (13), Pratapgarh (11), Bharatpur (8), Nagaur(8), Alwar (7), Sirohi (6), Bundi (6), Chittorgarh (4), Sawai Madhopur (4),Bikaner (4), Sriganganagar (3), Hanumangarh (3), Sikar (3), Jalore (2), Barmer(1), Dholpur (1) and Tonk (1).
Jaipur reported 521st Covid-19 death, Rajsamand 47th, Dausa 25thand Pratapgarh reported its 23rd Covid-19 fatality.