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Indore witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases; city nurses the highest active caseload in MP

District Health Department has now decided to establish COVID vaccination centres in localities with most number of infections.

With a continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in the past week, Indore's infection graph is shaping towards another peak this month. As per reports, the daily count of new cases has surged by over 50% in the first two weeks of March, in comparison to the last two weeks of the previous month. Besides this, the case positivity ratio in this period has jumped by over 4% to stand at about 11.3%. These progressive tallies have shot up the city's current active caseload to 1,752 cases, the highest across all districts in Madhya Pradesh.

COVID-19 resurgence in Indore after a month of a lull

The recent coronavirus case spike in Indore has raised concerns among health officials, who have stated that the pandemic is not adhering to the forecasted cycles. According to experts, every known pandemic has had a cycle, that is, it peaks and plateaus before or nearing its end. Consequently, the fear of another peak in March threatens the overall health index of the city.

Indore is recounting a high number of infections each day, since February 13, after a brief period of a lull in January. The district reported about 264 cases on Tuesday, with zero morbidity. The Nodal officer has also hinted at the possibility of a resurgence due as 6 new UK-variant infections have been identified here. However, any concrete statement about actual new-strain infection can only be confirmed after the National Centre for Disease Control yields final reports. Parallelly, the death toll is increasing with the number of new cases.

Area-based vaccination centres in Indore

In response to the heightened rate of COVID transmission, the Indore Health Department has ramped up the inoculation drive here. It is now establishing area-based vaccine centres at medical and health facilities in localities reporting a high rate of infection. New booths have been launched in both private and government hospital here.

On Monday, new vaccination centres kickstarted at Urban Primary Health Center in Sudama Nagar, Sanjivani Center at Gandhinagar, Juna Risala in the Western Region and Urban Primary Health Center in the Babu Murai area. With these backing the immunity drive, Indore now has the potential to administer the COVID vaccine to 10,000 people in a day.

As per reports, the Western Region of the city alone has immunised 18870 people so far, including healthcare and essential workers along with people over the age of 60 years and those over 45 with morbidities. Most of these have been administered the Covishield vaccine, read reports.

Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

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With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

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Industrial plots in Talkatora & Aishbagh areas of Lucknow can be used as housing units!

The decision has come as a big relief to the owners of a few industrial plots who've been waiting to use their lands for housing purposes for many years

In a bid to turn the city into a Smart City, the district administration has now approved the use of industrial plots as residential buildings in the Talkatora and Aishbagh areas of Lucknow. With this new norm, the use of industrial lands as housing units has now become easier in Lucknow. This also means that multi-storey residential buildings can be constructed in these two industrial areas in the city.

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