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COVID calamity continues in Jaipur; 4,099 new infections reported on Thursday!

Jaipur shares the largest burden of active cases in the state with 51,210 current COVID patients.

After marginal dips were witnessed in Jaipur's COVID tallies over the past few days, the fresh case count sprung up again on Thursday with 4,099 new detections. Accelerated by this, the count of active patients has reached an alarming figure of 51,210. While recoveries have risen in the past week oscillating around the 3K mark, new infections continue to topple them, thereby expanding the crisis in the state capital.

Dipping testing rate can lead to detrimental effects on the city

Reportedly, new COVID cases show no signs of plummeting despite a downfall in the testing figures. While tests have reduced significantly, the maintained count of new detections has caused an alarming spike in the positivity rate. Reports state that the testing trend has been consistently below 1 lakh in the past two weeks and more than 90,000 tests were conducted just on three days. With a high number of asymptomatic patients and slow contact tracing procedures, the reduced testing ratios can hamper an effective curtailment of contamination.

If the uncontrolled chain of infections has to be broken, the need for streamlined and amplified interventions can't be ignored. More than 200 lives have been lost to the fatal contagion and it is a long time ahead before the stability stands restored.

Active cases constitute almost 25% of all COVID cases in Rajasthan

Currently, Rajasthan ranks at the 4th spot in the index of states with the highest number of COVID cases. While a cumulative count of 8,21,525 individuals have been affected by the COVID virus in the state so far, 2,11,889 of these are active cases. Amongst all the cities of the state, Jaipur shares the largest burden with more than 50 thousand presently infected people. Though the recovery rate is high in the state, the active tallies can only be clamped if the infection rate is brought down.

Mumbai local trains on Main & Harbour Line to be affected today due to a mega block

Special local trains to run from Panvel to Kurla via Platform 8, during the Sunday block.

The Central Railways has announced a mega block for local train services on Sunday, to conduct regular maintenance work. The suburban rail services on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai local network will remain closed for almost 5 hours today. Additionally, there will be a ten-hour jumbo block on the up-slow route between Diva and Thane on the mainline, in connection with the 5th and 6th line, read reports. Check all block timings and traffic regulations here:

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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