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Huge drop in active cases, spike in TB and child malnutrition in southern Rajasthan, and will this year's Ramlila be confined to YouTube?--news on how the country is coping with the pandemic

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Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | Lockdown

Shreegireesh Jalihal  |  New Delhi 



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Wednesday saw one of the biggest declines in India’s active cases since the pandemic hit

Rajasthan clinics: In southern Rajasthan’s non-profit clinics, a spike in tuberculosis and child malnutrition is being witnessed. A large number of these patients are migrant families. In the tribal districts of Rajasthan the official number of notifications of new TB cases have decreased even as some clinics continue to treat a higher number of these patients. Post-lockdown, a lot of these patients could not avail treatment. A rise in child malnutrition following depleting food availability has also been a major cause for concern. What has been most overwhelming, however, is the spread of Covid to the rural parts of the state. Much of this spurt is on account of migration from cities where most people are employed in places like construction sites which act as super spreaders. Read more here

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First Published: Thu, October 22 2020. 15:27 IST

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