RATLAM: Ratlam logged highest ever single day tally of 325 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday marking a grim beginning for the month in the district’s fight against Covid pandemic.
More than three weeks have passed since corona curfew became effective here, but experts are baffled with the record surge in Covid-19 cases.
The surge in cases can gauged from the fact that 1,156 new cases were recorded from April 28 to May 1 in the district.
The district’s tally has reached 11,132. The previous record of highest 1-day tally was 299 cases recorded on April 26.
The district administration has announced that those venturing out of their homes will have to undergo Covid test mandatorily.
Teams of Police, Nagar Nigam and health department will catch hold of such persons for Covid test.
Cases surge in rural areas
In April when Covid-19 started raging, the urban areas were mainly affected but now for more than a week cases in the rural and tribal belt are on the rise. Some rural places have turned into a hotspot, said a source. District administration and health department must now focus its resources on containing corona in the the rural and tribal belts of the district.
The percentage of vaccination is also very low in the rural and tribal belt. As per the bulletin released on Saturday new cases were found in villages including Dhikava, Dharad, Rojadaka,Shivpur, Rattagarhkheda, Mundari, Umarthana, Nagara (all in Bilpank area) Luni richa, Ghatwas, Semliya, Namli, Usargar Nai Abadi,Dhamnod, Namli,Hasan paliya, Sarvan, Ranigaon (in Piploda), Usargarh Amleta, Palsoda, Riyawan, Bajna , Sarwan, Shivgarh, Badayala Mataji,Hariyakheda, Raoti, Palsodi,Umar Raoti, Malwasa among others.
Shivgarh and Bajana, Bilpank areas have recorded an unprecedented surge.