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Jaipur's COVID-19 active caseload plummets to negatives as recoveries surpass new cases

Bed occupancy in Jaipur's dedicated COVID-19 centres reduced by 50% in about 2 weeks!

December has brought a huge respite to the residents of Jaipur, from the constantly rising number of coronavirus cases. Since December 1, the infection graph of the coronavirus among new hosts has been sloping to smaller figures. This, along with a rising recovery count, has assisted Jaipur to clock a negative active caseload for 11 days in succession, which has further helped to reduce the hospital bed capacity to reduce by half in 13 days!

Jaipur against the spread of COVID-19

Jaipur has been recording higher recoveries than new coronavirus cases for 11 consecutive days, reporting lowering tallies since the beginning of December. This has brought a huge relief to the city and its people alike, who were battling what was termed as the second-wave of COVID-19 infection.

With a significant fall in the number of active cases in the city, Jaipur's increasing hospital capacity is a clear indication of the healing trends that the city is currently witnessing. At present, the city's confirmed tally stands at 53,835 cases, out of which, only 7,152 continue to receive active treatment in the hospitals, covid-care centres. This tally also includes those positively infected patients who are self-treating the virus under home isolation and quarantine.

The number of patients receiving oxygen therapy has also dipped to a total of 371, as opposed to the record high 895 on November 29. Similarly, during this period, the number of engaged ICU beds and ventilators have also fallen from 588 to 345 and from 224 to 134, respectively. In about 2 week's time, the occupancy in city hospitals has shot up by 1,037, which is suggestive of the high number of recoveries furnished each day, during the said tenure. Since the outbreak of the virus, Jaipur has successfully recovered a total of 46,209 coronavirus patients.

Jaipur to keep its guards on to arrest the spread of COVID-19

Officials of the city health department has acknowledged Jaipur's defence against the rising number of cases and its consequent control in the last two weeks. At the same time, the city has also been advised against any carelessness or laxity. All Jaipurites have been asked to exercise personal caution to contain the spread and transmission of coronavirus in the city.

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Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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