Two deaths, 48 new coronavirus cases reported in Rajasthan, state's tally at 6,542

The migrants' movement has increased the coronavirus tally

Two deaths, 48 new coronavirus cases reported in Rajasthan, state's tally at 6,542

Police put barricades on the Agra-Bharatpur (Rajasthan) border to restrict the movement of migrants, in Agra. — PTI

Yash Goyal
Our Correspondent 

Jaipur, May 23 

With two deaths and 48 new coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, the state's tally stands at 6,542 on Saturday. 

The migrants' movement has increased the coronavirus tally. 

One patient died in Jaipur and the other in Kota, taking the death toll to 155, said a medical bulletin. 

Out of the 48 new patients, Nagpur reports 17 cases, Kota registered 10 cases, Jhunjhunu has 6 cases, Jaipur reports 5 cases, Jhalawar registered 4 cases, Dholpur has 2, Banswara, Bhilwara, Bharatpur and Ajmer one each. 

With 168 patients, the number of migrants' positive cases has gone up to 1, 309 since Friday. 

Coronavirus confirmed cases among migrants would escalate in next week as the massive screening and testing are underway, the Medical and Health Secretary (ACS) Rohit Kumar Singh told The Tribune. 

With nearing 57 per cent recovery rate, 3,692 people out of 6,542 have tested negative and out of them, 3,258 have been sent home hale and hearty. 

Altogether 2,695 are active patients getting treatment in the state-run government hospitals.  

Jaipur has recorded maximum casualties of 81 followed by Jodhpur 17, Kota 15, Ajmer, Pali and Nagaur 5 each, Bharatpur and Sikar 4 each, three in Bikaner, two each in Alwar, Karauli, Jalore, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, and one each in Churu, Banswara, Udaipur, Pratapgarh, Sawaimadhopur and Tonk. 

Home Quarantine to Institutional Isolation 

Altogether 390 migrants, who flouted Home Quarantine norms, have been shifted institutional quarantine in the last couple of days in the state. 

Migrants, who were in HQ were strictly monitored and those who violated it were first counselled and then sent to institutional quarantine, Veenu Gupta, Senior IAS and head of a state-level Q Committee was quoted in a statement here on Saturday. 

Monitoring of these people was done through COVID-19 Quarantine Alert System (CQAS) through the Department of Information and Technology (DOIT). 

If any person under HQ avoids guidelines, then information is received on CQAS and immediate action is ensured, she said. 

The state government has made elaborate arrangements for migrants and foreign returnee to live in Q Centres or HQ for 14 days, and it is being followed strictly, she maintained.   


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