Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan recorded its 28th Covid-19 death with a 75-year-old man, who passed away in a Sikar government hospital on Wednesday, found to be infected, an official said on Thursday.

The man from Sikar’s Laxmangarh was admitted to the district hospital on April 15 with COPD and hypertension, said Additional Chief Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh, adding that his samples were collected on Wednesday but he died the same day, and his report on Thursday showed he had the virus.

A total of 76 new cases were registered in the state out of which 15 were recorded in Jaipur taking the tally of the Rajasthan capital to 740 out of total 1,964 cases in the state, said Singh.

Jodhpur follows with 310 cases, Kota has 122, Tonk has 115, Ajmer and Bharatpur have 106 each, Nagaur has 93, Banswara has 61 cases, Jhunjhunu has 41, Bikaner has 37, Jaisalmer has 34 and Bhilwara has 33.

Among other districts, Churu has 14, Dausa 21, Dungarpur 5, Hanumangarh 10, Jhalawar 20, Sawai Madhopur 8, Sikar 4, Udaipur 4, Alwar 7, Barmer 2, Dholpur 1, Karauli 3, Pali and Pratapgarh 2 each.

Overall, 26 out of 33 districts in Rajasthan are affected.

However, Singh said that Rajasthan has witnessed a steep downfall in Covid-19 cases after April 14.

Had the growth rate of Covid-19 continued at its pace witnessed during lockdown-1, then the numbers might have swollen to 2,834, however, the corona positive cases were restricted to 1,964 till Thursday, he added.

–IANS

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