Although lower than 0.1% optimistic instances are being reported for fairly a while within the state, the well being division is finishing up 15,000-16,000 checks per day. The division stated this vigil has been outstanding in bringing down the variety of instances.
Because the gateway to the northeast, the Assam authorities has been on its toes for months to arrest the unfold. Covid screening at airports and main railway stations have contributed immensely to filtering out optimistic instances. Along with that is adherence to house and institutional isolation guidelines, which has introduced down each day optimistic instances beneath 25 for the final one week.
“A number of instances hovering round 20 per day might proceed to be reported. After we didn’t impose lockdown there have been 3,500 instances per day. There’s completely no have to panic. And there’s no query of a lockdown now,” Sarma stated on Tuesday.
“When there are fewer instances within the state, the prospect of spreading can be much less. All through the pandemic Assam has recorded much less variety of instances,” stated the director of the Nationwide Well being Mission, Assam, Lakshmanan S.
He stated the considerably greater variety of checks and low positivity for a chronic interval is clear that the state doesn’t have a lot of hidden instances.
“Many asymptomatic Covid instances, nevertheless, might not have been reported. However one factor is definite that transmission shouldn’t be occurring in Assam at an alarming charge,” Lakshmanan added, urging everybody, exhibiting signs and having a historical past of coming into contact with optimistic sufferers, to get examined.
All travellers have to point out their legitimate adverse report or undergo obligatory checks in any respect airports within the state and main railway stations. Assam goes to the polls quickly and beneath the circumstances, social distancing might not be maintained in public locations as a result of marketing campaign has gathered pace.
Well being professional and director of medical training Anup Kumar Barman stated until date, the rationale behind fewer instances has been attributed to well timed isolation of optimistic instances. “Detected instances are remoted quick. Residence isolation and institutional isolation is adopted correctly as per the SOP in Assam,” he stated.
On Monday, 14 new instances had been detected throughout the state however 18 sufferers had been discharged as properly on the identical day. With solely 256 energetic instances within the state at current, the each day instances are being reported from solely two to a few districts within the final one week. If in comparison with the scenario per week earlier than, the variety of energetic instances has declined from 258 (reported on February 16) and the restoration charge has been as excessive as 98.76%.
Kamrup (Metropolitan) has recorded the very best variety of instances within the final couple of days.