Recovery rate goes upto 94.50%
The attention to health facilities for novel Corona affected persons has shifted to rural areas, after the urban populace and health service providers have heaved a sigh of relief. The number of corona positive cases has gone down considerably during the last two weeks in Nagpur city. Similar is the situation in some districts in Nagpur Division.
The recovery rate has gone up to 94.50 per cent, which had gone down to around 70 per cent. The deaths due to the dreaded virus also has come down to eight in the city and 12 in rural areas of the city on Friday. Nagpur, being an important centre of Central India, it gets patients from adjoining districts and states like Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Out of total 33 deaths reported on Friday 13 are from outside Nagpur.
Total new positive cases in Nagpur are 1,000. This has 411 from Nagpur city and 576 from the rural parts and 13 from out of Nagpur district.
The trend of recession in positivity rate in urban area might have relieved the urban health providers and people of Nagpur. The increasing number of patients from rural areas needs immediate attention. The health facilities in rural areas are weaker, so far as Oxygen beds, Intensive Care Units and Ventilator beds are concerned. Transportation of patients from rural to urban health centres for timely treatment could pose serious problems. Moreover, this transportation can adversely affect the recovery phase of the city, as the patients from rural areas will be accompanied by others.
The stress on hospitals and pathological laboratories has eased during the last two weeks. The 1000 positive cases were detected from 19,109 tests conducted, which include 14,185 for urban people and 4,924 for those from rural area. The difference in conducted tests also throws light on lack of facilities for testing and lack of attention to growing number of patients in rural Nagpur. The issues of lack of awareness in rural areas and neglecting Covid 19 protocol by people in villages, also need careful scrutiny.
Testing in rural areas using mobile testing units can be increased for tracing and treating positive cases. The chain of the virus can be broken only through timely steps by the health machinery.
The cumulative deaths have been reported at 8,718, of which 5,179 are from Nagpur city and 2,232 from Nagpur rural, and 1,307 out of Nagpur district. The cumulative positive cases are 4,68,931 and cumulative recovery at 4,43,159.
Although the present recovery rate has been reported to be 94.50 per cent, a total of active cases are 17,054.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation has taken an important step to identify asymptomatic super spreaders through its mobile units and isolate them immediately. This is an important step towards controlling further transmission of the infection of the virus.