The coming week will determine whether Gujarat can finally start breathing easy or not, and that will be decided by how heavily testing is ramped up in this period.
June is a key timestep in Gujarat’s battle against the Wuhan Virus since the following week will materially determine whether the state is finally able to tame the pestilence or not.
As the data shows, Gujarat is presently on the cusp: cases have not risen alarmingly, but positivity has not declined either.
This means that Ahmedabad – where the bulk of the state’s cases are located, is fluctuating in a thin band between infection spread and containment. The inference is that if Gujarat can increase testing rates in the immediate future (48-72 hours), isolation of hotspots can be done more efficiently, thereby limiting further transmission.