Bengaluru, Aug 1: Coronavirus infections are increasing again in south and northwest Indian states. The positivity rate in 46 districts of 10 states including Karnataka has risen to 10%. The rate is 5 to 10% in 35 other districts.
The union health ministry which released this information has warned the 10 corona hotspot states to be vigilant about the increasing rate of Covid infections.
The number of coronavirus-infected patients is rising every day in the neighboring state of Kerala. More than 20,000 cases are being reported in Kerala every day for the past five days. This will endanger Karnataka also, as per the alert issued by the union health ministry.
In addition to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur are in the hotspot list released by the union health ministry.
The union health ministry has issued instructions with respect to control of coronavirus and said that prohibition should be placed on the unnecessary movement of people, gathering of crowds, and huge functions. Secondary contacts should be tested without fail. Testing should be increased. Those who are home isolated should be monitored and district-wise statistics of infection spread should be detected through the Sero survey.