TDN World Desk: After Maharashtra, as of Tuesday, Gujrat reports highest cases of corona victims with 3,548 COVID positive cases and 162 death toll.
Compared to rest of the Gujrat, Ahmedabad city, as per Government statics, is witnessiing a rapid spike of corona cases. On Tuesday, in Ahmedabad the corona positive cases stood at 2,378. With each passing day COVID-19 cases are getting increased in the city, in an weird manner.
Expressing concern over the increased rate of corona cases Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra said,At present, the rate of doubling of cases in Ahmedabad is four days, which means that cases double every four days. If this rate continues, we will have 50,000 cases by May 15 and around 8 lakh by May 31.”
“Our target is to bring down this rate to eight days. This will be a very difficult task because very few countries have achieved it,” he said.
It was observed that the number of corona positive cases started rising within one week of the Namaste Trump event that was held in at Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium on February 24. Reportedly, the event was attended by by more than 100,000 people, in which more than 5,000 foreign dignitaries – mainly Indian Americans – were also present.