Danger of Corona Second Wave Looming on Jharkhand?

The number of Covid-19 cases has been declining in Jharkhand but what is more worrisome is the dropping number of the tests.

As per the weekly report of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), between November 9-15, only 4269 tests were done in Jharkhand per 10 lakh population of the state. While 7187 tests were done in Bihar, 7073 in Orissa and 4952 in Chhattisgarh. The most number of tests were done in Ladakh where approximately 17447 tests per 10 lakh population were done between November 9-15, 2020.

According to experts, a second wave of Covid-19 is expected in many states of the country. Under such circumstances, it is advisable that Jharkhand increases the number of tests to stop this second wave of Corona in the state.

Between November 2-8, 6124 tests per 10 lakhs of the population were conducted in the state.  The overall rate at which samples were tested positive is around one percent in the state.

According to the State Health Bulletin, the number of positive cases in the state on November 18 stands at 106491. 261 new cases were found in the state of which 86 were in Ranchi, 26 in Bokaro, 23 each in Deoghar and Dhanbad, 21 in East Singhbhum and 16 each in Latehar and Palamu. While 343 were declared recovered and discharged, 3 deaths were also reported in the state. All three deaths were in East Singhbhum.

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