At 448 positive cases identified in the sample results declared today, the positivity ratio touched a record low in the last 41 days, of which 36 days were under lockdown. The positivity ratio, which shot up from 15.2% (527 cases) on 10 April to 27.6% (864 cases) on 11 April, has receded gradually to close at 17.5% (448 cases) today.
This trend of gradual decrease in positive cases and gradual decrease in sampling is also accompanied with a receding positivity rate, which signals a positive trend in terms of the infection spread. With the second wave causing havoc across many cities in India, Udaipur seemed to be among the cities with a high spurt in cases. The support of the administration and health care department to the government announced state wide lockdown in terms of exercising control and strict implementation of penalties seems to have paid dividends.
While the average sampling in the first half of the lockdown being 3,600 per day and the average in the second half of the lockdown being 3,300, there is not much difference in the people coming in for testing in these two phases of the lockdown. However, the average number of cases in the first 4 weeks of the lockdown was 1,030, whereas the average positive cases in the last 10 days of the lockdown is 660. With the positivity rate reducing by 50%, a slight extension to the lockdown might get the graph to dip further.