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The rising cases

The rising cases
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The past more than a week has been again pointing towards the fact that the covid-19 cases are witnessing an upswing across India as the positivity rates alongwith the increased number of cases need to be taken seriously.
On Monday the entire country logged 12,781 freshcases that pushed its infection tally to 4,33,09,473, while the daily positivity rate went past four per cent after 130 days. The death toll climbed to 5,24,873 with 18 new fatalities while as the number of active cases increased to 76,700.
Notably, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.62 per cent. Right now the active cases comprise 0.18 per cent of the total infections.
India’s covid-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the 1-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4, 3 crore on June 23 and 4 crore on January 25 this year. Though past few months proved a sort of relief as the number of positive cases declined tremendously across the country and only few states reported positive cases in hundreds while as most of the regions reported just a trickle.
However, the situation again seems to be heading for some complications as not only has the number of positive cases shown an increase but even the fatalities due to the virus are rising.
Even in Jammu and Kashmir the past one week has shown some increase in the number of cases and this can coil into an unending chain where the number of cases will once again swell to unimaginable numbers.
Right now we seem to be ignoring the threat from the virus as all the activities be it social gatherings, travel and outings are on the high and people have almost ignored all the protocols that they had adopted during the pandemic phase.
In Kashmir we are also witnessing a huge footfall of visitors and this process will further multiply when the Amarnath pilgrimage begins later this month. Things may take a turn for the worse if the situation is not addressed at a time when it can be controlled.
And to ensure that people need to once again adapt to the emerging needs and resort to self control and precautions so that the virus is not once again let loose to disturb our schedule. By resorting to various measures we can help curtail the number of infections, but all this needs an effort from our side so that the fourth wave is nipped right in the bud.


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