Rajasthan records 250 fresh Covid-19 cases in 18 hours

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, May 19th, 2020, 20:22:02hrs

Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) A total of 250 Covid-19 cases were recorded in Rajasthan in last 18 hours, taking the total tally to 5,757, while there was one more fatality, Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh said on Tuesday.

The maximum cases - 40 - were registered in Pali, followed by Dungarpur with 22, while Barmer ranked third with 17 cases, Jaipur had 15, Jodhpur and Sirohi both have 11 cases each, Tonk had four, Udaipur and Bikaner had three each and Sikar had two.

One death was reported on Tuesday taking the total death toll in state to 139.

Overall, 31 out of the state's 33 districts have been affected by Covid-19, with Jaipur on top with 1,640 cases while Jodhpur has 1,082 cases.

Jhunjhunu, which had become corona free a few days back, has 60 cases while Bhilwara, whose containment model was praised all across the world, has 80 cases.

Many other districts in the state including Sirohi, Pali, Rajsamand etc have witnessed cases going higher with the influx of migrants.

Officials said that over 5.64 lakh migrants have arrived in Rajasthan till date, out of whom, 818 have tested positive.

In Dungarpur, over one lakh migrants arrived from Maharashtra out of which 122 have tested Covid-19 positive, Rajsamand had 80,000 migrants out of which 32 from Maharashtra and seven from Gujarat tested positive, while over 1.5 lakh migrants came to Jalore from Maharashtra and out of which 32 are positive.

--IANS

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