30 days over 13 months: Kumbh became a Covid super spreader
Kumbh duly started on April 1. The Kumbh, which was to be held till April 30, had to be symbolized after the royal bath of April 14. The reason for this was the excessive spread of infection
Kumbh duly started on April 1. The Kumbh, which was to be held till April 30, had to be symbolized after the royal bath of April 14. The reason for this was the excessive spread of infection. After this, the number of devotees stopped.
The event of Kumbh during the Corona period became a major reason for the spread of infection. Despite the fake negative Covid test reports of devotees, the 30 days of the Kumbh period remained weighs on over the 13 months of the entire Corona period. 17317 positive patients were found during the Kumbh period. If there hadn’t been fraud in the investigation report, then the number of patients could have been many times higher.
The last bath on April 27 was also symbolic after the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah but the Health Department did not stop the Covid investigation. The Mela Health Department had hired 11 private labs for RTPCR and antigen testing of Covid for the pilgrims coming during the Kumbh period.
Labs falsely issued negative reports of thousands of people who did not attend the Kumbh. Negative reports were also issued without samples of the saints of the akhadas. Even after this, the number of new positive patients reached 17317 in 30 days of Kumbh. Hundreds of people lost their lives. Many saints also died in these.
Saints and people also lost their lives due to infection
After returning from Haridwar Kumbh, saints and people who reached different states of the country also lost their lives due to infection. The Kumbh event at the national and international level has been called the super spreader of Covid. From the government to the fair administration and the saints had to come to its rescue. The government rejected the claims of the Covid super spreader. It was also called a conspiracy by the saints to defame Haridwar but the health department's figures cannot be denied.
From March 2020 to April 1, 2021, the total number of positive patients in the district was 14472. Till then a total of 654807 Covid tests had been done and the infection tax rate was 2.21 percent. That is, an average of 37 patients were found daily in 13 months. But in April alone (Kumbh period), the number of positive patients in the district increased to 31789 with 17317 new patients. 600831 Covid investigations were conducted during the Kumbh period. Even though the rate of infection due to forgery of the investigation report was 2.88 percent, but on average 577 new patients came daily.
The rate of infection in the Haridwar Kumbh period was astonishing 2.88 percent. During this period, the average infection rate of the other 12 districts of the state was more than 14 percent. This fraud on Covid investigation has been investigated at different levels. 11 labs had done two lakh 51 thousand Covid tests. The role of two labs among them has become suspicious. Of these, two labs alone have done one lakh 23 thousand Kovid tests. One lakh of these tests are feared to be fake.
Status of Covid before the start of Kumbh and till the end
Date Total positive patients Total covid investigation
01 April 14472 654807
30 April 31789 1255638