The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has made this recommendation on the basis of a declining Covid test positivity rate in the state that the number of COVID tests be downsized.
It has downsized a number of tests from 1.75 lakh per day to 60,000 per day.
Belagavi has a positivity rate of around 0.07% (7 days).
On November 16, tests conducted were 2672 while on Nov 15 it was 960.
Belagavi as of Nov 16 has 62 active cases with total deaths of 942.
“The measure was recommended because it has now been about two weeks since the festival season, the bypolls and the huge crowds which congregated for (actor) Puneeth Rajkumar’s funeral and yet, there has not been any substantial increase in new case case numbers. The test positivity rate remains low,” Dr P G Girish, director of the Directorate of Medical Education, reports the Deccan Herald.