The second wave of Covid-19 becomes heterogeneous in the North-East region nowadays. New cases rise vividly in the states.
The second mutation of the pandemic hasn’t stopped in India as a whole. The caseload remains not only worrying in Kerala and Maharashtra but also the Northeastern states are also witnessing an unusual spike in infections and deaths from covid-19.
The recent surge has pushed at least 66 districts of the region into a high-positivity zone. Of the total of 119 districts, 29 have test positivity rates between 5 and 10 %. Arunachal Pradesh recorded an all-time high of 566 new cases earlier this week. The situation in other states in the region is also a cause of concern in daily infections.
Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim recorded also witnessing new cases. Manipur recorded a 15 day high of covid related deaths earlier this week.
Prime Minister Modi held a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of North-Eastern states on Tuesday to review the covid situation. He emphasized that infrastructure related to testing and treatment needs to be improved in the region in order to contain transmission.