Telangana: Covid Cases Decline Due To Lockdown
The state government’s initiatives, including the implementation of lockdown, to combat the rare disease Covid have had positive results. Along with wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and avoiding group meetings, even the strict lockdown rules made the Covid-19 came down in the state.
It is well known that the second wave of the corona shocked the country and in the state too, thousands of cases started reporting in a single day. Covid-19 intensity, which began in April, became more severe by the end of the month. In the first week of May, the corona positivity rate in the state was 8.69 percent.
On the 12th of the same month, the government imposed a lockdown in Telangana under this directive. According to a recent report presented to the government by the medical health ministry, the corona was under control in the state from that day until the 13th of this month due to the lockdown. In the first week of the lockdown, the corona positivity rate was 6.74 percent with 29,778 positive cases. Last week (9th to 13th of this month) the positivity rate dropped to 1.40 percent (8,369 cases). That’s down to almost a fifth in five weeks.
Corona cases started in the state on March 2 last year and the spread of the second wave was more severe than the first wave. According to the Medical Health Department, a total of 6.03 lakh corona cases have been registered till the 13th of this month, of which 3.04 lakh cases were registered in the second wave. This means that while half the cases were registered from March last year to March this year, the remaining half were registered within three and a half months from last March to date.