According to the district civil surgeon, the district registered 12,773 positive cases of Covid-19 between March 7 and 14, with daily average of cases at 1,825. The number of cases crossed 20,000 in the district in March, indicating that the second wave is more contagious than the first.
The district had registered the first peak of the pandemic in the last two weeks of August and four weeks of September last year. The cases in each of these six weeks were less than those registered in second week of March 2021.
The district recorded 2,261 cases on March 13 and 2,252 cases on March 14.
This is the first time that the district saw over 2,000 cases for two consecutive days. March 14 was the sixth time the district recorded over 2,000 cases in a day.
Total number of cases in 14 days of March stand at 20,714. However, test positivity rate in second week of March is less than the four weeks of September due to higher number of tests conducted in March. Also, fatalities too are low in last seven days as compared to all weeks of September. The state’s public health department said active cases as on Sunday were 16,964, which was the second highest in the country after Pune.