Coimbatore: Following a tip off from the Health department that the next 15 days would turn out to be crucial with increased numbers in cases pushes Coimbatore’s administration to resort to all tests possible to curb the numbers down.
Deputy Director of Health Services G Ramesh Kumar claims that the number of fresh cases would breach the 500 mark in next few days, taking the tally around 500 to 700. The city has been lately recording an average of 300 to 400 cases every day which is also linked with higher tests and sample size in the corporation limits.
The district administration leaves no stones unturned in their measures as they believe the month of September can turn out to be more crucial than ever before.
The officials reported that 3000 samples are tested everyday within the city limits, thanks to which the positivity rate has also seen a bit of nose dive to 13 percent considering the 15 percent in Mid-August.
Acquainted with the situation, the counter strike measures were listed out by Collector K Rajamani. ” More fever camps to be in effect to isolate people with Covid19 symptoms such as Influenza like Illness(ili), and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI). Sufficient numbers of beds are intact in Covid-19 hospitals, Covid health care centers and Covid Care Centers. CCC shall be admitting infected patients from the nearest locality”.
Nevertheless staying safe is the need of the hour for Kovai makkal now.