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Rajasthan reports 300 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths in a day

The infection rate has reached 7% in Jaipur, while the average is 4.45% across the state.

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August 3, 2022, 9:49 am

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Covid-19 sample collection at a hospital in Jaipur. File Photo.

JAIPUR: Covid-19 is spreading again in Rajasthan. For the first time in four months, the state reported 300 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. Also, the virus claimed three lives, highest in the same period.

The medical and health department officials said that two people died in Sriganganar and one in Kota. Jaipur reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases. As many as 106 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. It amounts to nearly 35% of the total cases reported in Rajasthan.

The infection rate has also become a cause for concern for the medical and health department officials. It has reached 7% in Jaipur, while the average is 4.45% across the state.

Sources said this infection rate is despite the fact that there has been a decline in the testing. If the testing is increased, the number of cases will also go up. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot had directed the officials to collect at least 1 lakh samples on a daily basis, however, the sample collection rate is much lower than this. On Tuesday, only 6770 samples were taken in the state and 1528 in Jaipur.

The state government had recently announced that the booster dose of Covid-19 would be administered free of cost for people above the age of 18 years in the state for 75 days. The campaign was launched on July 15.  The department appealed to people that the eligible beneficiaries above the age of 18 years must take benefit of this special campaign and get the booster dose to keep themselves, their families and society safe.

First published: August 3, 2022
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