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For nearly five months now, RBI has kept many of its staff and vendors, among others, isolated in a hotel and run payments system from its data centre in Navi Mumbai.
TTD authorities say they will test employees more aggressively, conduct random sampling and hold COVID camps to ensure early detection.
Odisha was among the first states to shut down, but returning migrants and poor health infrastructure have left Naveen Patnaik govt scrambling to contain a Covid spurt.
Around 20 ministers, both at the state and the Centre, have tested positive for Covid-19 so far but 17 of them chose private healthcare facilities over state-run hospitals.
As of 2 August, 1,678 people died of Covid in West Bengal — up from 668 deaths in April, May and June. The state is now seventh in India in terms of death toll.
Mumbai has so far recorded 1,16,451 Covid positive cases and 6,444 deaths, with its mortality rate much higher than Maharashtra’s average of 3.55% and the country’s 2.13%.
Authorities in the five southern states say increased testing has led to a spurt in Covid numbers but point out that mortality rate is low despite the high number of cases.
The state's data, now considered one of the most comprehensive in the country so far, is significant since Covid was believed to disproportionately affect people with comorbidities.
According to the survey by a firm, Pronto Consult, immunity boosters are now an increasing trend across categories not only in medicines, but also food-related products.
With just 16% of the non-slums developing antibodies, focus is moving to these areas to contain spread of Covid. A second phase will follow up with everyone tested in a month.