Covid-19: Kerala, North-Eastern States worry everyone

The active cases of coronavirus are rising once again. The rise is being led by the usual suspect (Kerala) and also several North-Eastern States. Prof. Shamika Ravi, who has been studying the moving averages for more than a year, has said that the active case growth rate is now standing at 2.9%

“Kerala, Mizoram, Sikkim, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam, Nagaland are the ones where the overall infection rate is growing,” she says.

Comming on the surge, surgeon Uday S Kulkarni wrote, “..This growth trajectory of active cases is dangerous. It may be Kerala today… as it was Maharashtra in March 2021…but it can potentially spread. Is there a clue of which variant is active there?” On the other hand, columnist Somnath Mukherjee said that tracking infections is less relevant now. “Local administrations shd track hospital capacity and vaxx-rates. We need to open up to normalcy – else more will die out of poverty and mental illness,” he added.

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