Coimbatore

District witnesses steady increase in COVID-19 cases as in second wave

Coimbatore district is witnessing a steady increase in fresh cases of COVID-19 as witnessed during the second wave of the pandemic last year.

It took only four days for the district to cross the 2,000-mark on Monday from the 1,000 mark it had crossed on January 13.

The test positivity rate increased from 11.5 % on January 13 to 19.9 % on January 16.

The Health Department attributes a combination of reasons for the steady increase in daily caseload.

“Negligence of the public in following safety measures is the main reason behind the current spike in COVID-19 cases in all districts in the State. Flouting safety norms in public places, busy markets,on public transport facilitiesand ingatherings like marriage functions could worsen the current situation,” said a health official.

Coimbatore Corporation and other local bodies were continuing to demarcate micro containment zones when more cases are reported from a particular area.

The Health Department has ruled out the possibility of the presence of Omicron variant of the COVID-19 spreading virus as a reason for the current spike in the number of daily caseload. According to the Department, all the four persons who were found infected with the fast-spreading variant in the district have recovered.

Sources said that the District Collector has instructed local bodies to ensure compliance to COVID-appropriate behaviour by the public, shopkeepers, industries and other establishments.Coimbatore city and rural police have also stepped up action against those who violate safety norms.


Our code of editorial values

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 23, 2022 8:33:05 pm | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/district-witnesses-steady-increase-in-covid-19-cases-as-in-second-wave/article38284260.ece