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INDORE: Even though all the districts across the country witnessed a negative growth rate of active Covid-19 cases in the last one month, Madhya Pradesh has recorded a slight increase.
The figures came to light after an analysis of national data of active cases.
The analysis, conducted by Dr Jugal Kishore, HoD community medicine Safdarjung Hospital, showed that post September 18, the nation has witnessed a negative growth rate in active cases. The growth rate remained in negative with minor ups and downs.
At present, it’s at -1.0%. However, Madhya Pradesh has witnessed an increase of about 1.1% from October 5 to 12. Earlier, it was 1.3%, said Dr Rajshekhar Wavare, dean and epidemiologist at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences.
“The difference in growth rate is because states have witnessed Covid-19 outbreak at different times,” said Dr Kishore, who was one of the members of the central team that visited the district in April.
The difference could be attributed to various topographic, demographic, socioeconomic factors along with external factors like policy decisions of administration, said Dr Kishore. Explaining about it, he said, “Temperature, humidity, age-group, gender, education, awareness, precautionary measures are the factors along with policy decisions like permitting commute that are responsible for increase or decrease in virus cases.”