The collector said that the taluka of concern-Ambegaon, Indapur Shirur, Baramati, Junnar and Daund — recorded a high weekly positivity rate (WPR). “We have been asked to speed up testing in these areas. Hotspots have been identified and testing will be increased in these areas.
The district administration has also identified 10 villages that have registered a surge in cases. They are Wagholi, Manchar, Narayangaon, Shikarapur, Nanded, Otur, Nirgudsar, Shelgaon, Rajuri and Hingnibirdi. The district administration conducts detailed survey every week to list the new hotspot villages to increase testing in those areas. Health experts reiterate that rural areas remain a matter of concern Pune District.
District Collector Deshmukh said that enough Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits have been procured to speed up testing in the hotspots. RT-PCR A total of 104 laboratories in the KIT district operate both Mice and RT-PCR test. Most of these are in urban areas. A health official said that the administration is deploying mobile vans to ensure that swab samples from remote areas are delivered to these laboratories quickly.
A health official said, “Collectors and commissioners assured action against laboratories which delay Covid test data entry by more than 24 hours, affecting the WPR of the district.”