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Covid-19 in Gujarat: Cases dip, but positivity rate rises | Rajkot News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Consider it a silver lining for the state — the every day Covid circumstances have been dropping for 3 consecutive days. The tally dropped 12.2% in three days. But an in depth inspection reveals that the drop in circumstances might be attributed to the drop in testing, which additionally fell by 18.1% in three days.
Thus, whereas the every day circumstances are falling barely, the state is witnessing an increase in the check positivity rate (TPR). Compared to the TPR of 9% final Monday — which means each 1,000 assessments discovering 90 constructive circumstances — on May 3, the TPR was 9.7%, discovering 97 constructive circumstances for each 1,000 assessments.

An evaluation of the figures reveals that testing has fallen in virtually all districts. Of the 4 most populous districts, Ahmedabad topped with a TPR of 17.4%, adopted by Vadodara (10.8%), Rajkot (5.5%), and Surat (5.3%).
“Testing is one of the most important and basic tools for Covid control. The faster a person is identified as a positive patient, the quicker he/she can be isolated and further multiplication of the spread can be arrested,” stated a metropolis-based mostly epidemiologist. “Aggressive testing has proved to be an effective strategy in many states and countries.”

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