After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.
Rains contribute to the lower testing rate in the city
While reports state that more than 70,000 cases were tested in the first week of July, the number has reduced to nearly 62,000 in the third week. Reportedly, the positivity rate has reduced too and this might carry a direct correlation with dropped sampling figures. As per reports, the daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the guidelines of the state administration call for 10,000 daily tests.
Reportedly, an official informed that the drop in testing numbers is driven by the lower sampling on Sundays and the rains are causing impediments too. Additionally, reports state that the testing team at the airport has been relieved of its duties. It was deployed for testing the individuals coming to Indore via the airway. Now, the officials are planning to station a testing team at the railway junction so that the sampling can be increased.
Indore COVID update
With 3 new infections and 3 recoveries marked on Tuesday, COVID tallies in Indore have successfully entered the safe zone. As per the records, a cumulative count of 1,52, 965 individuals have been affected by the highly contagious virus and 1,391 fatalities have been recorded to date. On the positive side, 29,74,296 doses of the COVID vaccine jab have been administered to the citizens in Indore and the authorities are regularly executing interventions to boost the program.