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TAC in favor of extension of Lockdown

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The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on Covid-19, after a detailed analysis of available data, has recommended to the government a “stricter” lockdown even after June 7, reports the New Indian Express.

In its recommendations drafted at its 107th meeting held on Sunday, the TAC has said that it is essential for the State “to continue lockdown restrictions till the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) falls below 5%, daily new cases below 5,000 and Case Fatality Rate (CFR) falls below 1%, reports The Hindu.

This decision of the TAC comes at a time when the state’s Covid-19 positivity rate is still hovering around 15 per cent, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.87 per cent.

TAC chairman M.K. Sudharshan told The Hindu on Monday that the committee in a meeting that went on for over five hours on Sunday reviewed the current COVID-19 situation in the State.

“We unanimously drafted the recommendations placing the health and lives of people before livelihoods, which is the need of the hour at this juncture,” he said, the Hindu report adds.

Also, a recent advisory from the Government of India had recommended continuation of restrictions till June-end in districts having a total positivity rate (TPR) of more than 10 per cent, oxygenated bed occupancy of more than 60 per cent and CFR above 1 per cent.


“Considering this, the TAC has recommended further continuation of the lockdown in a stricter form in the state as a whole, placing lives before livelihoods to achieve TPR below 5 per cent, daily new cases below 5,000 and CFR below 1 per cent,” the committee’s report said.

Experts have also suggested that the situation will be reviewed on a weekly basis for any relaxations and concessions, and if considered, the panel has suggested that it should be done in a graded manner as done between June and November 2020, the New Indian Express adds.

Belagavi – Data

DateNo of Positive CasesTotal
Since 1st April 2021
DeathNo. of TestsTest Positivity Rate
May 31, 20219103847115435021%
May 30, 20211171375615776415%
May 29, 20211027363909726514%
May 28, 202113193536310722818%
May 27, 202111473404415760215%
May 26, 202112043289714765116%
Positivity Rate (last 10 days)21.97
Recovery Rate(last 10 days)114.63
More Discharges than new cases in the last 10 days

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