Ground Report | New Delhi: More than half of districts; At a time when the second wave of epidemics is receding in many parts of India, the Himalayan region of India has the highest Covid-19 positive, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the Ministry of Family and Health. As of June 30, the positive rate was 54% in 83 districts out of 83 districts.
More than half of districts are in Himalayas
It is spread over 137 districts in the Himalayan region, 13 states, and Union Territories of India. The list includes Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Dima Hasao, and Karbi Anglong of Assam; The districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong in West Bengal are located. Of these, 12 are in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, among the 15 districts with the highest Covid-19 positive impact at the end of June.
In the Himalayan region, experts have told us that the prevalence of the disease may be higher in the plains before the mountains and may be due to lower test rates. The Covid-19 epidemic first spread to the plains districts along the Indian border, before spreading north to the districts in Nepal, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and along the Greater Himalayan border. Data show that India is lagging behind the average in testing 100,000 population in the entire Himalayan states.
What the data says
In 732 districts of India, more than 10% of the Covid-19 tests show a positive result in the week ending June 30. More than half of these, or 45, belongs to the Himalayan region. The share of such districts has increased from 14% on May 10, 2021, to 54% by June 30, 2021, when the Ministry of Health began releasing daily data on positive rates.
The top 15 districts with the highest, positive rates of infection also belong to this region. In Arunachal Pradesh, the two districts of East Kameng and Upper Subansiri each have a positive ratio of more than 90%. Along with these districts, Dibang Valley, Kamle, Drop and Namchi have the highest positive rates in the country.
In these districts, the average positive rate is also declining at a slower pace. On May 10, the nationwide average positive rate was 24% and the average in 137 Himalayan districts was 23%. As of June 30, the nationwide average was 4.2% and the Himalayan districts had an average positive rate of 12%.
Hands should be taken – tested in advance and tested as well as vaccinated. Identify the spreadsheet, if any, and isolate people, “said Bunn.” Public health systems need to better communicate knowledge of the disease, and it is important to send the message. “
As of June 29, vaccinations in Manipur, Meghalaya, and Nagaland were lagging behind the rest of the country, while other Himalayan states were ahead of the national average.