With 34 new Covid-19 positive cases detection in a single day, total active tally in the district reached 100 on Tuesday while six patients were discharged.
Cumulative positive cases surged to 514, of which 305 are males and 209 are females. Cumulative deaths remains at 19.
The new cases were detected through mass testing conducted at three screening centres in Ukhrul town including Town hall, community hall Khamphasom and at VPH primary school Khamphasom Ukhrul. Out of the 398 total tested 34 tested positive, according to district surveillance officer (DSO), Ukhrul.
21 positive cases were detected in Ukhrul on Monday.
Given the glaring virus penetration, it has become all the more important for the general public to strictly follow the laid Covid SOPs by concerned authorities spearheading the Covid situations.
Vast majority hesitation in Ukhrul district to vaccinate is another key factor. Factual and trust worthy facts concerning the vaccine needs to be made accessible while dealing with misinformation so that no room is created for doubts as the prevailing situation is a glaring public health crisis. Post covid vaccination death is also another factor creating fear psychosis in the minds of the people. In addition to imparting Covid do’s and don’ts, a way out to address effectively the urgency in rural areas where bulk of population are concentrated in a way that would not hamper their agricultural activities should be key, a local opined.
With the onset of monsoon, though it has been erratic, the most important period has arrived for the agrarian communities to begin their agricultural activities. Any disturbance at this crucial period will have serious consequences in villagers harvest yield which could cripple their way of life.
Meanwhile, in view of the impending threat of covid-19 pandemic in the area and to prevent spread, Joseph Pauline, IAS, district magistrate Ukhrul in exercise of the powers conferred upon him has sealed, barred entry and exit of population from the 19 containment areas (residents) and directed to initiate active surveillance of covid -19 cases.