Jaipur, (Asian independent) Rajasthan has topped each index in a comparative study conducted by the Central government for 10 states which includes parameters such as active cases, recovered cases and death rates due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The state has 2,803 active cases out of which 2,620 are migrants. Besides them, there are only 182 active cases in the state, said state medical and health minister Raghu Sharma.
Around 35 lakh tests have been carried out in the entire nation out of which 4 lakh tests have been done in Rajasthan. A total of 1.10 lakh tests have been done at the Sawai Man Singh hospital itself, Sharma said, adding that while the corona infection doubling rate is 12 days in Rajasthan, it stands at 18 days in India.
Sharma added that the death rate due to Covid-19 in Rajasthan is 2.16 per cent. which is quite less as compared to the national rate.
The state is now conducting 18,250 tests daily, and soon it will be ramped up to 25,000, he said.
Due to microlevel work being done at the village, sub-divisional and district levels, the infection did not spread much despite around 11 lakh people returning to the state from cities like Ahmedabad, Surat and Mumbai, he said further.