JAIPUR: Rajasthan on Thursday breached the 8,000 mark after 251 more tested Covid-19 positive.
Fresh spike of cases in Jhalrapatan and Aklera of Jhalawar are keeping health authorities on their toes. In the past two days, 133 cases have been reported.
According to officials, the area which reported cases is congested and densely populated where cases were sporadic earlier. Health authorities had collected more than 540 samples and out of those 69 tested positive on Thursday.
Chief medical health officer (Jhalawar) Dr Sajid Khan said they were conducting sampling work of contact persons of infected persons on a war-footing in Jhalrapatan, Aklera and Jhalawar city. On Wednesday, 64 persons in Jhalawar district were found infected.
In the state, seven persons died while 251 others tested positive bringing the infected tally to 8,067. The deaths were from Ajmer, Banswara, Dausa, Jaipur, Karauli, Nagaur and one from another state. The toll stands at 180. Dausa reported its first Covid-19 death.
Districts which reported cases are Jhalawar (69), Jodhpur (64), Pali (32), Bharatpur (12), Sikar (10), Kota (9), Nagaur (9), Jaipur (7), Bikaner (7), Jhunjhunu (7), Ajmer (6), Churu (5), Dausa (4), Hanumangarh (3), Bundi (1), Bhilwara (1), Dungarpur (1), Sawai Madhopur (1), Sirohi (1), Jalore (1) and one from other state.
In Jaipur, a computer operator of SMS Medical College’s department of pharmacology tested positive. Two more were found infected in Nandlapura, one each from Bhojpura, Mansarovar, Kailashpuri on Amber Road and Shastri Nagar.
As many as 85 migrants tested positive on Thursday taking their tally to 2,199. However, 253 persons have recovered taking the count of such patients to 4,815.
The health department clarified on Thursday that it will release Covid info bulletin twice in a day. Earlier it used to be released thrice a day. “After feedback from all stakeholders, it has been decided that info bulletin of state government will now be released twice a day at 10.30 am and 8.30 pm,” said Rohit Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary (health).