New Delhi: Assam (Assam) and West Bengal (West Bengal) In corona virus (covid-19) In view of the increase in the number of cases and weekly infection rate and decrease in the test figures, the Center has asked the state governments to review these parameters, emphasizing on strict implementation of COVID-appropriate behaviour. In a letter to the Chief Secretaries of Assam and West Bengal on October 26, Aarti Ahuja, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry, pointed out the increase in weekly new cases from last week (October 20-26) and in cases of infection from last four weeks to October 25. Uncovered early signs of growth.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote a letter to West Bengal on October 22 and expressed concern over the rise in cases of infection in Kolkata after Durga Puja earlier this month.
In a letter to Assam, Ahuja said there was a 41 per cent increase in weekly new cases since last week (October 20-26) and there have also been signs of an increase in the spread of the infection since the last four weeks. It was 1.89 per cent between September 28 and October 4, which increased to 2.22 per cent between October 19-25.
At the same time, 1,64,071 samples were tested in the state between September 28 and October 4, while 1,27,048 samples were tested between October 19 and 25. The state needs to increase the investigation amid the increase in the cases of infection. In Assam, Barpeta and Kamrup metro districts have been reported to be under concern with cases of Covid-19 and weekly infection cases.
Similarly, Kolkata and Howrah in West Bengal have also been said to be under concern due to excess of infection. Ahuja said that there was a 41 per cent increase in weekly new cases in West Bengal since last week. Last week, 6,040 cases were reported between October 20-26, while 4,277 cases were reported from October 13-19. In West Bengal, 2,62,319 samples were tested between September 28 and October 4, while 2,61,515 samples were tested between October 19-25.