Jaipur, May 21
Three more persons died, while 83 new positive cases were recorded on Thursday morning as coronavirus continued to spread its tentacles in Rajasthan, with 32 out of 33 districts having been affected.
The three Covid-19 fatalities were recorded in Jaipur, Sikar and Bharatpur in government-run hospitals, raising the death toll to 150, a medical bulletin said.
Sriganganagar reported its first positive case, and now only Bundi district is Covid free in the state.
The total tally of cases rose to 6098 with 83 new positive cases recorded. Due to the migrating labourers in the bordering districts from other states, 1031 were found Covid positive in the past one week. Dungarpur reported 28 cases, while 10 cases were recorded in Udaipur, 8 each in Jaipur and Nagaur, 6 each in Rajsamand and Bikaner 6, 4 in Alwar, 2 each in Kota, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Jhunjhunu and Barmer, and once each in Jaisalmer and Jhalawar.
Of the 6098 patients, 3421 have recovered while 3031 have been discharged. Altogether, 2527 are active cases.
Jaipur has recorded 79 casualties so far, followed by 17 in Jodhpur, 13 in Kota, 5 each in Ajmer and Nagaur, 4 each in Pali, Bharatpur and Sikar, three in Bikaner, two each in Alwar, Karauli, Jalore, Bhilwara and Chittorgarh, and one each in Churu, Banswara, Udaipur, Pratapgarh, Sawaimadhopur and Tonk.
Trains to run in Rajasthan from June 1
As per Railway's announcement to run 200 trains in the country, NWR will run 10 special trains from June 1 in Rajasthan on Jaipur-Delhi, Jaipur-Jodhpur, Jaipur-Udaipur-Nijamuddin, Mumbai-Jaipur, Jodhpur-Hawara, Ajmer-Delhi routes. Bookings will be allowed seven days before the train.
Wheat for migrants
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ramesh Chand Meena said 5 kg of wheat per person for two months (May and June) will be given to the families of migrant labourers returning from other states and who are not part of the National Food Security Act. Some of the migrants who had come to the state had got their registration done on e-mitra and their details have been recorded in Form No. 4.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said the labourers' employment under MGNREGA in the state has touched a milestone, having provided jobs to 35.5 lakh so far during the lockdown phases.
In a joint effort, JK Lakshmipat University and Jaipur District Administration have extended a humanitarian service 'Sharing-Caring' for elderly people on a single telephone call (7428518030) from 9 am to 7 pm from anywhere in the state.
Elderly people will be provided medical support, groceries, food within an hour. If needed, cost-free medical help will be extended.
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