Berhampur, July 28 (LocalWire): Ganjam-the worst affected by COVID-19 district recorded 332 new COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday-the lowest in the last seven days.
Death toll however, increased with three more deaths reported.
While total positive cases stood at 9501 with addition of the fresh cases, the total death toll in the district climbed to 85 with three more deaths.
In comparison to the positive cases of the previous days, the COVID-19 cases on Tuesday were lower.
During the last six days, the district witnessed more than 500 spikes on two days, while over 400 cases in two days.
A record number of 732 positive cases was detected on July 24 while 371 cases on July 22.
While the reporting of the lowest case in the last seven days was bringing a hope of a recovery road in the district among the people, the health experts said “it was premature to say about the improvement of the condition”.
“This can’t indicate the district in the way of recovery,” said Subash Sahu, a private practitioner.
The number of positive cases will depend on the number of the tests.
It might be lower due to the low testing of the swabs, he said.
The district administration however did not disclose the number of tests done and from which 332 positive cases detected.
Besides the positive cases, we are very much worried about the surge of deaths in the Covid-19 in the district, said Sudhir Kumar Raut, convener, Forum for Ganjam, a Berhampur based organization working to create awareness on COVID regulations like social distancing and wearing of marks etc.
“No doubt the success of plasma therapy was bringing a ray of hope for the critical patients undergoing treatment, but the district administration should take extra care among these patients for their quick and timely treatment,” he said.
District collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said early detection of the symptoms and treatment could save lives.
“Most of the deaths occurred when patients came to the hospital in critical condition and late,” he said.
That’s why we have appealed to the people to disclose their symptoms without hiding before the health team, he added.