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For 2 straight days, state records over 2k cases

Picture for representational purpose only.JAIPUR: For two days in a row, Covid cases breached the 2000 mark in the state. On Saturday, 2,045 new infections were recorded, the single-day highest so far, taking the overall count to 1,26,775. In the last 24 hours, 14 persons lost their lives to the virus taking the death tally to 1,426. Jaipur continued to remain the worst-hit district registering 415 cases. The district also has the highest active cases at 7,141. Majority of the hospitals, both private and government, are full with Covid patients. “Patients with no symptoms and mild symptoms are undergoing treatment at their homes and those requiring oxygen support and ICUs are getting admitted to hospitals,” said a senior officer of the health department. Areas in the city which saw spike in cases included Mansarover (55), Sanganer (44), Malviya Nagar (27), Jhotwara (26), Jagatpura (26) and 20 cases each in Gujjar Ki Thadi and Durgapura. Jaipur was followed by Jodhpur where 335 cases were reported, Alwar (153), Bikaner (108), Udaipur (103) and Ajmer (100). “Elaborate arrangements have been been made in these districts which definitely require enhancement in health infrastructure. We are also in touch with private hospitals which have also been asked to dedicate 30 per cent of their total beds for Covid treatment,” said an officer. Out of the 14 deaths reported on Saturday, one death each was reported from Ajmer, Banswara, Baran, Bikaner, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali, Sikar, Tonk and Udaipur. Jaipur has highest number of Covid cases as till Saturday with 19,841 followed by Jodhpur (18,859), Alwar (10,402), Ajmer (6,538), Bharatpur (4,243) and Bhilwara (3,711). Out of 1,26,775 cases, 1,04,686 patients have been discharged from various hospitals across the state.
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