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Rajasthan joins league of states where trajectory of daily cases are spirallingJaipur: The sudden spike in Covid cases has put Rajasthan in the league of 10 states witnessing an upward trajectory of daily new infections.

The other nine states which are showing upward trajectory are Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Haryana. Among those, five states are close to Rajasthan.

State’s total active caseload is rising after touching its lowest mark in mid-February. Active cases in the state have been rising at a fast pace as it touched 4,672 with 669 persons testing positive on Wednesday.

In the last seven days, the state reported 50% of cases reported in March (from 1st to 24th).Out of 6,839 infections reported this month, as many as 3,401 were reported in the last seven days. “We are taking measures to contain the spread of the virus in the state by taking series of preventive measures,” said a senior health department official.

In the last four days, 18 persons have died of Covid, including one death reported in Jaipur on Wednesday. The overall infection count stands at 3,27175 while the fatality figure is 2,808.

Districts which reported new cases are Jaipur (106), Jodhpur (90), Kota (88), Ajmer (65),Udaipur (51), Chittorgarh (37), Sirohi (33), Rajsamand (31), Bhilwara (27), Dungarpur(22), Banswara (15), Jhalawar (14), Bikaner (12), Sikar (11), Bundi (10), Pali(10), Nagaur (9), Pratapgarh (7), Hanumangarh (6), Baran (5), Sawai Madhopur (4),Sriganganagar (4), Alwar (3), Jalore (3), Tonk (2), Dholpur (1), Jaisalmer (1),Karauli (1) and Jhunjhunu (1). Jaipur reported its 522nd Covid death.


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