Updated on: Friday, June 11, 2021, 01:20 AM IST

Indore: Have Covid cases really decreased, random sampling in hot spots to find out the truth


Indore: Excited by the decreasing number of positive Covid cases, health department officials have planned to conduct random sampling at major hot spots of the city to identify whether the cases have decreased or the patients are not being diagnosed.

Following the same, a team of the health department has taken random samples at many places in Lasudia police station area and only a few of the people were found positive.

Team led by Dr Shivpratap Yadav had collected as many as 400 RTPCR and 375 RAT samples and only 1 to 2 per cent of them were tested positive for the disease.

Samples were collected from incense stick factory, D-Mart, and other stores.

"As the number of positive patients is decreasing, we have done random sampling of patients in various areas of the city to find out whether the numbers are actually decreasing or not. Fortunately, only one to two per cent people were found positive," Dr Yadav told the media.

Meanwhile, district COVID nodal officer Dr Amit Malakar said, “We will continue the drive for some more days to ensure that the number has really decreased.”

However, he also appealed to people to continue following COVID-19 protocols as the disease is still prevalent and the fight against the same is ongoing.


Rate of positivity dropped below 2 per cent:

As the number of positive patients is decreasing continuously in the city, the rate of positivity on Wednesday was 1.26 per cent. As many as 129 patients were tested positive on Wednesday out of 10,249 samples tested.

The recovery rate in the city reached 98.42 per cent as 1,49,815 patients were discharged out of 1,52,224 positive patients. The number of active cases, which increased over 15,000 about a month ago, dropped back to 1,045. Unfortunately, 1364 patients have succumbed to the deadly disease, so far.


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Published on: Friday, June 11, 2021, 01:20 AM IST