Positivity rate declining in Ramban district; DC;‘178 covid patients recover in a single day’


Ramban: Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Mussarat Islam today said that positivity rate in the District is showing gradual decline with strict enforcement of Covid safety protocols and other containment measures, including intensive testing and vaccination.

“We hope the positivity rate will further decline to 2% in fortnight” he said while addressing media persons in his periodic presser on Covid management, here.

The DC said that against 1074 tests, including 261 RTPCR and 813 RAT, conducted on Saturday only 27 positive cases were reported, while 178 positive patients were discharged after full recovery.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the effective control, containment measures have shown visible improvement in covid situation in the district.

“The enforcement of corona restrictions greatly helped in breaking the transmission chain and gradual drop in positive cases in the district in the last few days.

He informed that the rural COVID Isolation Centres established in all 143 Panchayats are functional and RAT teasing is being conducted in these centres to trace, track and treat the positive patients and to prevent spread of Covid infection. This facility has been created especially for the Covid positive patients in rural areas who lack a separate room and toilet facility in their home, the DC added.

The DC said that since March 1, the district recorded 3231 positive cases, of which 2561 recovered, 636 are still active and 35 others lost the battle.

The DC informed that at an average 1000 RTPCR and RAT Covid test samples are being collected by the health workers on a daily basis in the district. He said the Health Department has also started aggressive testing in rural areas to implement track, trace and treat policy.

The DC said that ASHA workers and other sporting staff are being trained by the Health Department for RAT testing.

He appreciated the health and other frontline workers for conducting aggressive door to door vaccination in far-flung areas to achieve the 100% target. The DC said that the door to door vaccination drive has achieved tangible results and progress on vaccination reached saturation by giving the first dose to targeted people and the rest target is being crossed checked with the migratory population, who are expected to have vaccinated in other districts, and eligible people are coming for the 2nd dose.

The DC said that as the government has ordered partial unlocking, fifty percent shops are being allowed to open, while the enforcement agencies have been directed to ensure proper implementation of preventative measures.

The DC said that CEO Ramban has been directed to provide Mead Day Meal ration to students as per guidelines.