State well being minister Himanta Biswa Sarma whereas inaugurating the state’s second plasma financial institution in Tezpur Medical Faculty and Hospital (TMCH) on Sunday, mentioned, “If we will proceed doing 50,000 assessments for every of the following 15 days, the positivity fee will cut back to 2-1%. We’re on the proper path and there’s nothing to fret. Since we will establish the contaminated sufferers on the day of the fast antigen assessments, these individuals received’t be capable to unfold the an infection additional. Slowly the chain (of an infection) will break”.
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He added that the spike within the variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the state was due to an unprecedented variety of testing.
“The numbers (constructive circumstances) have elevated to some extent in the previous couple of days. That is primarily due to extra variety of assessments carried out in an unprecedented method. A state like Assam has accomplished 43,000 assessments in a day. We’ll conduct 50,000 assessments on August 4. When the speed of testing will increase, the variety of constructive circumstances additionally goes up proportionately,” the well being minister mentioned.
He, nevertheless, mentioned contemplating the pattern on the speed of positivity since July 25, the federal government was hopeful that the an infection was slowing down comparatively. “As soon as, 18 out of 100 individuals examined constructive within the state. However now, this has come down to 5,” the minister mentioned.
Dibrugarh and Sonitpur nonetheless have positivity charges of 10 per cent and 14 per cent, respectively, the minister mentioned, including that they remained a priority. The positivity fee in Kamrup (Metro) is 4.5 per cent.
“Dibrugarh and Sonitpur have recorded the very best positivity fee within the final three days,” Himanta identified.
He mentioned the Sonitur deputy commissioner had been suggested to conduct 2,000 assessments a day in order that the goal of 50,000 assessments within the district might be achieved in August.
Himanta additionally mentioned the state authorities obtained a proposal from the Dibrugarh deputy commissioner to lock down Dibrugarh city, which is into consideration.
“Lockdown with out testing is a waste of time. When the district authority will get the testing infrastructure proper, solely then will lockdown yield advantages,” he added.
The minister mentioned the state authorities will take a choice on reopening faculties by August 22. “Quarantine and isolation centres will likely be withdrawn from faculties and schools. However their reopening will rely upon the state of affairs within the respective districts,” Himanta mentioned.
Later, in a tweet, he acknowledged that the mortality fee resulting from Covid-19 stands at 0.24% in Assam, the bottom in India, whereas the state’s restoration fee at 75% has been the 4th greatest within the nation. Take a look at per million in Assam is 27,544, which, Himanta mentioned, was the fifth greatest within the nation.
“We work for a bigger objective of humanity and never for a Mannequin. Our dedication to preventing the pandemic is powerful,” Himanta tweeted.